Health Ministry Dismisses Viral Video Of Woman Claiming She Reacted To Vaccine

THE Bulawayo Metropolitan Provincial Medical Director (PMD),  Dr Maphios Siamuchembu has poured water on a video currently making rounds on social media of a 27 year old woman, Cleopatra Ncube from Cowdry Park in Bulawayo who claims to have developed an adverse reaction that led to her fingers and lower limbs drying up soon after getting jabbed with the Sinovac, a Chinese manufactured vaccine being administered in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa According to the viral video, Cleopatra took the vaccine on July 27, 2021 when health officials were conducting inoculations…

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How Tragedy Birthed Mpilo Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit

A Cardiac ward for children experiencing heart related complications was recently launched at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo, marking the beginning of a journey that will see the country reducing morbidity and mortality in children due to cardiac health conditions. By Michael Gwarisa The Cardiac ward at Mpilo was established by an organization called the Brave Little Hearts in Zimbabwe (BLHZ) that was founded by a young woman, Tendai Moyo. However, many might not know the story behind the birth of Brave Little hearts an organization that saw the pediatric…

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#JUSTIN: Bulawayo Teenager Succumbs To COVID-19

A 19 year old Bulawayo male has become the latest victim of COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Zimbabwe to 24. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19 update, 58 cases tested positive for the virus today and these include 10 from South Africa and 48 local cases. 32 of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases. Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the other cases. “13 recoveries were reported by the following…

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Mystery Shrouds Zim’s Second COVID-19 Death…Doctors Want Urgent Probe Into Matter

CIRCUMSTANCES leading to the demise of Zimbabwe’s 11th COVID-19 case has opened a can of worms, further exposing  the fissures and  the country’s lack of preparedness in dealing with the raging pandemic which has infected  more than a million people globally and claimed 70 000 lives. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe yesterday recorded its 11th case of COVID-19 which also turned out to be the country’s latest fatality from the virus, this time a 79 year old Bulawayo man who succumbed to symptoms of the virus over the weekend. The latest…

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