Misika Yemuriwo Nembatya Yorura Ne COVID-19

MUTSVAKURUDZO dzakaitwa nevari kuona nezve denda re COVID-19 munyika ye Zimbabwe, ve COVID-19 taskforce, zvinoratidza kuti nzvimbo dzekutengeserana ndimo muri kutapurianwa chirerwe che COVID-19 zvakanyanya mumaguta  makuru e Harare ne Bulawayo. Na Michael Gwarisa Vachitaura mu tsamba kuvatapi venhau, gurukuota rinoona nezvekufambiswa kwemashoko, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa vati ivo vanhu vakawanda havazi ketevedza zvakatemwa ne bazi re World Health Organisation (WHO) kuti vadzivirire chirwere che COVID-19 munyika. “Pane tsvakurudzo irikuitwa yekutarisa nzvimbo dziri kutsviriridza ne COVID-19 munyika yese. Nzvimbo dziri kutariswa dzinosangasnisira misika yemiriwo muguta re Harare ne Bulawayo. Zvakaonekwa kuti…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Warns Hospitals Refusing To Admit Patients Without COVID-19 Test Results

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa has cautioned health institutions against refusing to admit patients who do not have COVID-19 test results. By Michael Gwarisa In a media brief, Minister Mutsvangwa said refusing to admit patients for any reasons was illegal and in contravention of the country’s public health act. The Taskforce was informed that some private and public institutions are refusing to admit patients who have no COVID19 test results. This is contrary to provisions of the Public Health Act and Government warns those medical facilities…

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Air Commodore Chimedza Appointed New Health Ministry Perm Sec

GOVERNMENT has appointed with immediate effect, Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). HealthTimes Reporter  This was confirmed by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda who indicated that the appointment has been made by President Emerson Mnangagwa in accordance with Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013. A medical doctor by profession, Air Commodore Chimedza studied Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees at the University of Zimbabwe before…

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Zimbabwe Patients ‘Dying In Hospital Car Park’, As Healthcare Workers Strike Persists

DOCTORS in Zimbabwe say the country is facing a crisis from a shortage of healthcare workers as the number of Covid- 19 infections begins to rise. SOURCE: BBC Dr Rashida Ferrand, an epidemiologist at the main public hospital in the capital Harare told the BBC there are too few doctors and nurses because of a health workers’ strike, which began before the pandemic, and a shortage of protective equipment. She told the BBC’s Newsday programme: Quote Message: As a result of that, many wards, including the Covid centre, do not…

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UNFPA Zimbabwe continues to invest in safe motherhood in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

RECENTLY Zimbabwe successfully conducted the delivery of its  first case for a pregnant mother who tested positive for COVID 19. The baby was delivered through a caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia at Gweru Provincial Hospital. The operation went on well with full adherence to standard IPC guidelines, announced the Acting Secretary for Health and Child Care, Dr. Gibson Mhlanga. SOURCE: UNFPA Communication Department As Zimbabwe and the rest of the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic the safe delivery and management of this delivery is a culmination of the critical investments…

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Avenues Clinic Reopens Casualty Facility After Brief Lockdown

THE Avenues Clinic has re-opened its casualty center after a brief haitus following a COVID-19 incident which had occurred in the accident and emergency unit  towards the of July, 2020. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, The Avenues Clinic management said they had followed strict health precautions regarding the disinfection of the facility as well as isolating infected employees ahead of its re-opening Following the communication of 24July 2020regarding temporary closure of the Accident and Emergency (Casualty) Unit, the hospital would like to advise that the unit will be re-opening…

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#TalkingCOVI-19WithDrGrant: From 550 To 3500 cases In 1 Month: What’s next?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE first case of COVID-19 was reported in Zimbabwe on 20 March 2020, and it took almost 4 months to get to 500 cases. There was widespread hope that we could contain the spread. For that entire period, the majority of cases were confirmed among returning residents from South Africa, and were diagnosed at points of entry and quarantine centres. However, the past month (July) has seen an uprecedented rise in cases, with over 2000 new cases diagnosed, and 490 cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours. By Dr Grant…

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Children Under 5 Could Spread Coronavirus More Than Adults- New Study

CHILDREN below the age of five could be major carriers of the coronavirus as compared to adults, a new study has found. By Michael Gwarisa According to the study “Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” which was  published in JAMA Pediatrics and led by Dr. Taylor Heald-Sargent, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, children are susceptible to infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2…

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Remdesivir Reduces Time to Recovery in Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19: A Meaningful Step in Therapeutic Discovery

Main results. A total of 1107 patients were assessed for eligibility, of whom 1063 underwent randomization, with 541 assigned to remdesivir and 522 to placebo. Results were unblinded early at the recommendation of DSMB due to findings from the interim analysis that showed reduced time to recovery in the group that received remdesivir. As of April 28, 2020, a total of 391 participants in the remdesivir group and 340 participants in the placebo group had completed the trial (day 29), recovered, or died. SOURCE: mdedge.com The mean age of participants…

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#MentalHealth: At the COVID-19 crossroads; Lockdown Fatigue

WHEN COVID-19 started to spread across the continent a lot of people thought it would be over in a few months. In no time the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic. Countries started implementing WHO guidelines to “flatten the curve.” By Dr Kudakwashe Muchena Five months after Zimbabwe recorded its first positive case resulting in a lockdown in March to try and manage the pandemic, we are still not yet at the peak. Several people thought that getting through the COVID-19 pandemic would be a sprint and not…

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