Most Doctors And Nurses Abuse Drugs, Here Are The Tell-tell Signs Of Substance Abuse In The Healthcare Profession

Doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. According to USA Today, “Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl.” Like many other working professionals facing an addiction, there are many reasons a medical professional might turn to drugs or alcohol. They could be looking for a way to stay alert on an all-day or overnight shift or a way to escape the emotional pain from…

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Forcing Nurses To Apologise Is Illegal and Unjust Says ZINA

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president, Enock Dongo  recent actions by government and the ministry of health and child care of forcibly coercing nurses into submission and apologising for demanding a better life was illegal and unwelcome. By Michael Gwarisa In a Press Statement, Dongo said government had proved beyond reasonable doubt that they are above law and can break the law intentionally as long as it is in government’s favor. As ZINA we have been left dismayed by the attitude shown by the government of Zimbabwe towards nurses. The…

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Communities and Midwives Should Collaborate To Reduce Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions – Dr Magure

Dr Tsitsi Magure

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals Clinical Director, Dr Tsitsi Magure has called for increased partnership between women pressure groups, communities and midwives amidst indications of increased admissions of young teenage girls into health facilities as a result of teenage pregnancies and post labor or abortion related complications. By Michael Gwarisa The call also comes at a time the country is debating the adoption of the Age of Consent which seeks to reduce age restrictions towards accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRH) including contraceptives to 12 years, inorder to reduce Early…

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Over 1000 Zim Nurses Punished For Defying Flexi Hours Ban

A total 1 280 Zimbabwe nurses face disciplinary action for failure to comply with government’s ban of the flexi hours working arrangement. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours regime was introduced early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a pots cabinet media brief, Information and broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet was briefed by Vice President Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, as the Minister of Health and Child Care, on the Withdrawal of Labour by Nurses.…

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#JUSTIN: Eleven Zim Nurses Acquitted On Contravening Lockdown Regulations Charges

ELEVEN Zimbabwean nurses who were arrested in July for protesting against poor wages and living conditions during the Lockdown period have been acquitted. The 11 were represented by Rudo Bere and Tinashe Chinopfukutwa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have been acquitted after undergoing trial on charges of contravening lockdown regulations by protesting in July against poor salaries and working conditions. SOURCE: Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights

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Division Rocks Nurses Strike, Some Returning To Work On Monday

THE three month long industrial action by nurses hangs in limbo amidst indications that some nurses have thrown in the towel after Health and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga indicated that he would only negotiate with those reporting for duty. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources close to the developments told this publication that the nurses camp was under siege from dark forces who were influencing other nurses to genuflect to government’s demands even in the absence of a good remuneration and Personal Protective Clothing (PPE). It’s a divide…

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‘No USD Salary, No Work,’ Nurses Dig-In Despite VP Chiwenga’s Appointment As Health Minister

ZIMBABWEAN nurses who downed tools 48 days ago have indicated that their position has not changed despite the recent appointment of retired army general and Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga as the new minister of health and child care. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) said they welcomed the appointment of Vice President Chiwenga as the new health minister but would only return to work after their demands have been met. Today marks 48 days since we withdrew our labour. As ZINA, we welcome the appointees to…

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‘No Amount Of Intimidation or Begging Will Force Us To End Strike’- Zim Nurses

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA), has indicated that the nurses’ strike would continue until their demands are met despite continued threats and begging theatrics from political players. By Michael Gwarisa President Emerson Mnangawa recently pleaded with health workers to reconsider their actions and prioritise saving lives. However, the nurses have maintained that such a move would not work and they will never compromise. In a statement, the ZINA said their fight was labour motivated and no amount of political intimation would sway them. Today marks 46 days wince we withdrew…

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#JUSTIN: Two Parirenyatwa Hospital Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

TWO out of 26 members of staff at Parirenyatwa Hospital, who had just completed their shifts in the institution’s COVID-19 center have tested positive for COVID-19, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, the institution said those who tested positive were immediately quarantined to avoid further spreading the disease. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals would like to inform the public that two out of 26 staff members who had completed one of their shifts in our COVID-19 Centre tested positive for SARS-Cov-2. “Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has three teams…

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#JUSTIN: 11 Nurses Released On ZW$1000 Bail

MBARE Magistrate Court, ZLHR lawyers Rudo Bere and Tinashe Chinopfukutwa have ended the detention of 11 nurses arrested Monday and charged for allegedly violating some national lockdown regulations after securing their release on RTGS$1 000 bail. The nurses have been ordered to report once a week at various Zimbabwe Republic Police stations. SOURCE: ZLHR NEWSDEK

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