Parirenyatwa, Higherlife Partner To Offer FREE COVID-19 Testing To School Children As Schools Reopen

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals in partnership with Higherlife Foundation is offering free of charge COVID PCR testing and certification for students in Secondary Schools and Tertiary institutions. In a statement, Parirenyatwa Hospital said “The voluntary free of charge testing will take place between 15 and 22 March 2021 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals casualty car park. 150 students are targetted per day on a first come first serve basis. The testing will be done between 8am and 3.30 pm everyday. Students coming for testing should bring their institution identity card…

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Veteran Oncologists, Dr Nyakabau Retires From Parirenyatwa Oncology, Cherishes Team Work At The Institution

RENOWNED Oncologist, Dr Anna Mary Nyakabau has retired from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after having served for 33 years at the same  institution where she rose through the ranks to become one of the most sort after Consultant Specialist Oncologists in the country. By Michael Gewarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Dr Nyakabau said Parirenyatwa Hospital opened up various life opportunities for her and for that, she will remain indebted to the institution. I am very grateful for the companionship, understanding and teamwork I experienced at Parirenyatwa hospital over 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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Parirenyatwa Hospital Running Out Of Beds To Admit COVID-19 Patients- Audit

THE prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has exerted pressure on the country’s biggest referral hospital’s admission capacity amidst indications that the institution is running out of beds to admit new patients, an audit report of the facility for the period July 1 to July 24 2020 has revealed By Michael Gwarisa The beds shortage also comes at a time  the country is battling a COVID-19 pandemic which has already claimed 104 lives and infected 4649 in Zimbabwe. The audit report which was conducted by Parirenyatwa Hospital’s Clinical Team which comprised of Doctors…

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Radiotherapy Treatment Resumes Soon

CANCER patients will start receiving radiotherapy treatment next week as engineers are currently on the ground fixing the machines. By Kudakwashe Pembere All machines at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Mpilo Hospital grounded over the past two months required repairs. Parirenyatwa public relations officer Mr Linos Dhire told HealthTimes the engineers are on the ground fixing the machines. Engineers from South Africa are now on site and are already working and they are already working on the repairs. The spares were delivered at the hospital on the weekend,” he said.…

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Parents Urged To Present Childhood Cancers Early

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ARENTS are presenting their children late for diagnosis of Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye) and Wilms Tumor (cancer of the kidney) resulting in increased child mortality in the country, medical experts have said. By Kudakwashe Pembere These are the leading causes of cancer deaths among children aged three years and below in Zimbabwe. Retinablastoma is a rare form of cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye An ophthalmologist from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, and a paediatric surgeon form Harare Central…

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