Chiwenga Warns Private Sector Against Charging For COVID-19 Jabs

THE Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Chiwenga has read the riot act to private player in the health sector who are charging for COVID-19 vaccination jabs which are supposed to be free in the country. By Patricia Mashiri The warning follows revelations that  some private players have been profiteering from the COVID-19 vaccination program at the expense of majority of citizens who are now failing to access vaccines. Speaking during the Reopening of St Anne’s Harare Hospital, VP Chiwenga said “Let me allay fears of…

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#OPNION: Government Moves To Regulate Medical Aid Societies: This Doesn’t Sound Like A Very Brilliant Idea

GOVERNMENT recently announced that cabinet had deliberated and considered the submissions made on the Regulation of Medical Aid Space Societies as proposed in the Insurance and Pensions Commission Bill, which were presented by Vice President as Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga. By Michael Gwarisa According to information minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, they had realised that since medical aid societies were not for profit enterprises and represent members’ efforts to pool funds to assist in covering health bills and expenses, it was best international practice for such…

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Government Commends UNICEF’s Support To Zim Health & Education Sectors

THE United International Children’s Fund( UNICEF) has been commended by Zimbabwe’s government for the unconditional  support it continues to render to the country’s health and education sectors. By Patricia Mashiri  Constantino Chiwenga, the Vice President and  Minister of Health and Child Care said UNICEF has been playing a crucial role and showing steadfast love towards the nation’s health and education sectors since Independence. UNICEF has been with us since our Independence assisting us in the area of the children primarily funding is and assisting us in establishing our village health…

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Cancer Continues To Wreak Havoc In The Midst Of COVID-19- Health Minister

COVID-19 Overtakes Cancer as world leading cause of death THE prevailing COVID-19 pandemic should not come in the way of interventions to control other health issues such as Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) especially cancer whose casualty rate is still very high, health and child care minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. By Michael Gwarisa Addressing the World Cancer Day virtual commemorations, VP Chiwenga said even though recent data indicates that COVID-19 has overtaken cancer as the world’s leading cause of death, there was need for increased efforts to combat the…

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#JUSTIN: Lockdown Extended By Another Two Weeks

ACTING President, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has announced an extension to the country’s lockdown which was supposed to end on February 5 by another two weeks in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. By Michael Gwarisa He said the move has been necessitated by the presence of new strains to the virus which spread faster and are more lethal than the first strain which was recorded in Wuhan, China. The level 4 lockdown that came into force on January 5, 2020 has stabilized our situation. In relative…

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Chiwenga’s Decision Illegal and Dangerous- ZADHR/ZLHR

THE decision by Vice President, Retired General Constantine Chiwenga to fire all striking nurses is not only irresponsible but dangerous to Zimbabwe’s health sector, top human health right organisations have said. By Michael Gwarisa In a joint Press statement by the Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR),they condemned the recent action taken by VP Chiwenga saying it will have a negative bearing on the welfare of people who have now been left at the mercy of inexperienced nurses and spent…

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