#JUSTIN: Health Minister Moyo Granted ZW$50 000 Bail

minister Obhadia Moyo at Court

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr. Obadiah Moyo was this Saturday afternoon granted $50 000 bail by Harare Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi. By Patson Gumbo The state did not oppose bail. Dr. Moyo who is being accused of three counts of criminal abuse of office which date back to 2019 will be back in court on the 31st of July 2020. As part of his bail conditions, Dr. Moyo will deposit $50 000 with the clerk of court, continue residing at his current residence in Mt Pleasant, report three times a week at…

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Zim First Lady Appoints TB Champions

FIRST Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has appointed 21 Tuberculosis (TB) Champions with the aim of raising awareness of matters to do with TB in communities and  grassroots level. By Michael Gwarisa Officiating at the launch, Amai Mnangagwa said the TB champions initiative was among some of the partnerships government  was exploring to improve the country’s health systems. These partnerships should aim to contribute towards improved knowledge and awareness of the 2 related conditions as well as ensuring universal access to high quality services for both conditions. As Health Ambassador I…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Appoints New NAC Board

MINISTER of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr Obadiah Moyo has appointed an eight member board for the National Aids Council (NAC). By Michael Gwarisa The previous NAC board was terminated in March of 2019, barely a year after it was appointed owing to numerous irregularities and concerns by stakeholders on appointment of the board, which was deemed improper and not appointed according to procedure. The new board will be chaired by Mrs Margaret Mehlomakhulu and she will be deputised by Mr Phillip Francis Moses. Matthew Mare comes in ion…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Records 4th COVID-19 Mortality

WEST End Hospital has been closed for non Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) related cases following a case which succumbed to the disease, thus making it a treatment isolation centre, Health and Child Care Minister  Dr Obadiah Moyo said on Wednesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere The deceased hailed from Mhondoro was admitted at West End Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. I am aware of one of the cases that tested positive yesterday. Correctly so, this was someone who had been admitted and was still being seen actually at the casualty at West End Hospital.…

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#COVID-19: Top ED Advisor Wants Health Minister Fired

DEPUTY Chairman to Zimbabwe’s Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), Mr Trevor Ncube has called for health and Child care minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s immediate resignation for exhibiting gross incopempetence in the face of a raging COVID-19 pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa The Covid-19 has already infected more than 1 million people globally and claimed close to 100 000 lives. In Zimbabwe, 13 confirmed cases have been recorded including three deaths. No complete recoveries have been reported as yet. Through his micro-blogging site, Mr Ncube said the health minister had failed the nation…

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Health Minister Explains Why Zim Covid-19 Results Come Out At Night

MINISTER of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Dr Obadiah Moyo says Zimbabwe Coronavirus (COVID-19) results take longer to release owing to the testing method the country is using. By Michael Gwarisa Dr Moyo told a post cabinet media briefing that Zimbabwe was still using the Polymerised Chain Reaction (PCR) testing scheme which takes longer than the Rapid Testing method which takes less than 15 minutes to produce results. “The reason why our results take longer to come out is to do with the testing scheme. We have to batch the…

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Confusion Rocks Vic Falls Tourist Coronavirus Case

ZIMBABWE has once again been thrown into abyss of confusion following conflicting statements by the ministries of Health and that of Tourism relating to a case whereby a United Kingdom (UK) tourist is reported to have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) upon arrival in the UK a few days after leaving Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The bewilderment comes hot on the heels of a Post Cabinet Media briefing where Tourism and Hospitality Industries minister, Honorable Mangaliso Ndlovu told Journalists that the lady in question was yet to be tested contrary…

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UK Govt Commits USD2, 1 million For Coronavirus Preparedness

THE United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Department for International Development is chipping in with £1, 7 million for the setting up of Zimbabwe’s Public Health Emergency Operation Centre as the country prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The equipment is worth USD2197156.50 and includes computers and protective clothing.  Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo giving his acceptance speech said this gesture showed how the British government is keen on supporting Zimbabwe’s health sector. We are very grateful to you the head of mission. This is exactly…

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Open Letter To Minister Obadiah Moyo: Time To Get Serious About Coronavirus

HONORABLE Minister of Health, Dr Obadiah Moyo. It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to your esteemed office in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has wreaked havoc in China and other parts of the world. Already, more than 2300 lives have been lost in China alone while other deaths have also been recorded in other parts of the world. It is also worrying that the virus is slowly finding its way into Africa. Egypt recorded its first case last week while Algeria have also…

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Zimbabwe To Use ARVs To Treat Coronavirus

THE Zimbabwean government is upbeat about its preparedness levels against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) saying antiretroviral medicines used elsewhere for the recovery of patients are in full stock. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes on Tuesday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said Zimbabwe has fully stocked with the antiretroviral drug reportedly being used in the recovery of patients confirmed to have coronavirus. “We have Kaletra and we are hearing reports that it is helping a lot. They then use it in combinations with…

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