NBSZ Holds World Blood Donor Day Awareness Clean-up

AS preparations for the World Blood Donor Day gather momentum, the National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) yesterday (10/05/2019) held a clean-up awareness day which was meant to raise awareness for the blood donor day to be held next month. By Michael Gwarisa The event was also a response to President Emerson Mnangagwa’s call where he set aside the first Friday of each calendar month as a National Clean-Up Day. Speaking at the clean-up day which was later followed by a blood donation session, Ministry of Health & Child Care…

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No Joy for Medical Aid Companies after Elections

ZIMBABWE’S two main political parties, ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance have vowed to cleanse the Medical Aid services sector soon after the elections amidst growing concerns that the firms are engaging in double dipping tendencies with most players reportedly running private clinics, pharmacies and other services outside their operating regulatory framework. By Michael Gwarisa The industry is facing a plethora of problems, chief among them the high cost of medical services, which has excluded the majority of the people. The industry has elevated the more expensive secondary care and…

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Strict Medical Aid Law On The Cards

By Michael Gwarisa PUBLIC consultations to the Medical Aid Societies Bill have commenced amid indications that the new law could usher in provisions that could completely change the medical aid societies sector’s operations. Briefing medical practitioners and members of various medical aid societies during the Medical Aid public consultative meeting this morning, Pathologist in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Maxwell Hove said the proposed bill was meant plug leakages and loopholes that currently exist under the current Statutory Instrument. “If you look closely, you see that there are…

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