All Set For 20th Annual Board of Healthcare Funders conference

PREPARATIONS to the 20th annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) of southern Africa conference to be held in Capetown, South Africa form July 21 to 24, 2019 are in place amidst indications that the gathering will attract participation from most African countries. By Michael Gwarisa The conference is set to explore a future-focused approach to healthcare. The theme of the conference, Convergence 2030 – Healthcare reimagined, will reflect on the past 20 years and define the desirable future for healthcare systems for the year 2030 and the role of convergence…

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Cimas Opens Lafarge Manresa Clinic

CIMAS has opened a state of the art clinic at Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe’s Manresa factory to cater for the public health needs of Lafarge employees and the surrounding community. By Kudakwashe Pembere Officiating the event on behalf of CIMAS Chairperson Mr Luke Ngwerume, Mr Bart Mswaka said the clinic was open to members and non members and is one of their 12 clinics operating under their Healthcare Services Division. “Full credit must go to LaFarge whose brainchild this clinic is. A while ago, we were approached by LaFarge to go…

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Cimas Boss Dies

CIMAS Medical Aid Division Managing Director Mr Washington Madziwadondo died in a tragic accident on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Mr Madziwadondo according to eye-witnesses had stopped along Samora Machel Avenue for a chat with his friend “They were standing between their two cars. A truck hit his friend’s car into his and he was trapped between the two cars,”  the witness said. Cimas announced the death of the medical aid division boss. “We are heartbroken as Cimas on the untimely loss of the Managing Director of Cimas Medical Aid Division…

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A Closer Look At CIMAS’s Online Symptoms Checker Platform

SELF diagnosis around the world in forbidden as it could cause unwarranted conditions or even worse, that being said, the internet or Google should never be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. By Michael Gwarisa However, increased internet usage around the globe has given birth to innovative ideas that could actually redefine the health sector. From mobile Apps that remind patients on their medication timetables to health and fitness applications, the sector is set for a total evolution. In Zimbabwe, Health Insurance provider CIMAS Medical…

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CIMAS Launches E-Claims Platform

One of Zimbabwe’s leading medical aid providers Cimas says the e-Claims platform will be activated by April 2018. Last week, the company announced its partnership with a local technology startup Health263 for an e-Claims platform in a move that will accelerate claims submission and payment . In a statement, Cimas Managing Director Medical Aid  Washington Madziwadondo said the move is part of the company’s thrust to solidify member security. “In line with our strategic objectives to improve and simplify service quality as well as strengthen member security, Cimas is pleased…

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CIMAS Introduces Health Insurance For Students Studying Abroad

ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading Health Insurance providers, CIMAS has introduced StudyMate, a specific student plan that offers a comprehensive medical aid cover for students outside their country of usual residence. By Michael Gwarisa The plan offers comprehensive medical aid cover for Outpatient treatment by general practitioners and specialists, Private hospital treatment and accommodation, Emergency evacuation and Repatriation of remains in case of death. “This is a summary of benefits on the StudyMate Package. For information that is more detailed including benefit limits, please contact HEALTHGUARD International or its nearest authorized…

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CIMAS Card Loaning Offenders Face Imprisonment

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE’S second largest Medical Aid company, CIMAS has warned its subscribers to stop lending their CIMAS Card to relatives and friends following increased cases of card loaning for various reasons chief among them being the need to escape high medical services costs at both private and public health institutions. The development comes in the wake of increased cases of individuals who lend out their CIMAS cards to individuals who are not subscribers to the company’s medical aid services. In a statement, CIMAS spoke strongly against the move and…

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How I Survived Breast Cancer…The Story Of Sally Westwood

 By Sally Westwood “You have a Lobular Carcinoma, and it’s a nasty one.” My stomach dropped to the floor in shock. That can’t be right. There’s no cancer in my family. “But the good news is”, my doctor continued “it’s a stage 1, at a very early stage.” Twelve years previously I had had breast reduction surgery and ever since my annual mammograms had shown up several ‘fatty necrosis’, which are common lumps after breast surgery or trauma of any kind. My mammogram in April had shown these up again…

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Medical Aid companies rank 2nd on Zim’s Customer Satisfaction Index

By Kuda Pembere Zimbabwe’s medical aid sector performed well above the national customer satisfaction index of 70, 2 percent ranking second with  78, 7 percent after the hospitality sector. This was a finding from a research report for the National Customer Satisfaction Index 2017 done by Select Research and the Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe. Companies looked at in the medical aid society sector included First Mutual, Generation Health, Fidelity Life Medical Aid Society, Liberty Health, CIMAS, Heritage PSMAS. Speaking at the launch of the index report, Select managing director…

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CIMAS gets AHA accreditation

By Staff Reporter CIMAS Emergency Air Rescue Service (CEARS) training academy has been accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) to offer its internationally recognised basic life support training and certificates. CEARS offers a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and non medical hospital staff, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that anyone can take advantage of and First Aid courses. CPR is a lifesaving technique that is useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or…

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