Desperate Zim Cancer Patients Turn To Traditional Medicines and Herbal Therapists…As Gvt Radiotherapy Machines Breakdown

ACCESS to Radiotherapy treatment, a form of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors has of late become elusive, as many cancer patients are now being forced to seek treatment from traditional and herbal practitioners. By Michael Gwarisa Investigations by this publication indicate that at the moment, only one radiotherapy machine is working at oncocare in Newlands in Harare. The two radiotherapy machines at Mpilo have been down since 2021. Even though Parirenyatwa hospital has three radiotherapy machines, only one machine was…

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Ecobank Donates To Parirenyatwa Psychiatric Hospital

IN a move that is meant to raise awareness and help prevent non-communicable diseases including mental health challenges,  Ecobank, one of the leading financial institutions in Zimbabwe has donated various items to help at Parirenyatwa Psychiatric Hospital. By Patricia Mashiri The donated goods include assorted medicines to last for a year, 40 medical beds, assorted medical equipment, disinfectants, plates, spoons, cups, water. In his acceptance speech, Dr John Mangwiro, the Deputy Minister, Health and Child Care commended Ecobank for the gesture saying it will go a long way in addressing…

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13 Corpses Test Positive For COVID-19 At Parirenyatwa Hospital

A total of 13 dead bodies that were brought in at Parirenyatwa Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa In an update, the hospital also indicated that 70 staff members from the health institution have so far tested positive for the virus. For the period 9 June 2020 up to 25 July 2020, 60 COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted. For the period under review, 70 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, of which 64 are from non-COVID-19 areas while six work directly in the COVID-19 centre.…

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Parirenyatwa Hospital Gets Cervical Cancer Treatment Equipment

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals received cervical cancer screening equipment  from the Chinese Embassy for the ongoing third round of screening and treatment in conjunction with a Chinese hospital, Hunan Province Maternal and Child Hospital. By Kudakwashe Pembere First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who officiated the launch of this project thanked the Chinese Government for donating the equipment and expertise. I understand that last year, the project targeted 1000 women and was pleased to know that they exceeded their expectations. I hope this year they will again exceed the targeted number,” she…

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#JUSTIN: Fire Guts Down Part Of Parirenyatwa Hospital

AN inferno has burnt down part of Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) Public Relations Officer, Mr Linos Dhire said it was just a fire scare nothing to be worried about. “It’s just a fire scare,” he said. He however added that they were still to ascertain the cause of the fire and they have temporarily switched off power at the institution. “Our electricians are still establishing the cause before restoring the electricity. As for the extent of the damage, it…

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