Things Fall Apart At PSMI

EMPLOYEES to the Premier Medical Services Investments (PSMI) have written to government requesting the immediate disbanding of the board and suspension of the entire PSMI directorate for failure to run the organisation professionally. HealthTimes Reporter According to a petition addressed to government by PSMI employees, the organisation’s leadership and it’s board have of late been exuding arrogance and ignorance on the prevailing crisis threatening the existence of the organisation. In an interview with HealthTimes, PSMI employees lawyer, Mr Michael Sambo said it was impossible to move ahead with the current…

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Govt hikes hospital user fees

NEWSDAY—GOVERNMENT has hiked user fees at public hospitals by 1 748%, prompting analysts to warn of an upsurge in home deaths. New adult and children consultation fees have been pegged at US$12 and US$6, respectively, which are an equivalent of $3 696 and $1 848 in the local currency using the official exchange of US$1:$308. Hospital fees were last increased in January 2020, with adults and children respectively paying $200 and $100 in Zimbabwe dollars at the time. “Reference is made to the hospital user fees circular dated April 19,…

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Govt Drags Striking DoctorsTo Court

GOVERNMENT later in the day takes striking doctors to court following their defiance of an order directing them to return to work. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo had directed the striking doctors to be back at work on Monday but instead the doctors had a demonstration as they handed a letter of their exit from the health apex council. Dr Moyo in a statement said after finding the doctors had not reported for duty despite their incapacitation, Government sees it fit to drag the…

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Health CSOs Should Be Held Accountable: ZAN

IT is crucial for civil society organisations dealing with health issues be socially accountable even unto themselves and Government to ensure Zimbabwe is on track of Universal Health Coverage, a Zimbabwe Aids Network official said. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently In Kadoma At a time when CSOs are always on the state’s case regarding its progress to ensure Zimbabwe achieves UHC, ZAN National Coordinator Mr Taurai Nyandoro said social accountability was similarly important within the CSO circuits. ZAN is a national network organization comprising of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and other…

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Not All 4Cs Cough Syrup Is Contaminated says CAPS

By Kuda Pembere After being ordered by the Medical Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) to withdraw some batches of 4Cs Cough Syrup reported to be contaminated off the market, CAPS Pharmaceuticals says it has called off some. MCAZ last week directed CAPS Pharmaceuticals to recall from the market 170 000 units of the popular 4Cs syrup used to treat children with flu and cold, due to suspected contamination. Three batches were recalled at the beginning about a fortnight ago, but towards the end of last week, the number of recalled…

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