Health Minister Dumps NatPharm Retail Pharmacies

GOVERNMENT has put plans of establishing NatPharm owned retail pharmacies on hold following indications that government has  decided to prioritise public health institutions, a Cabinet Minister revealed on Wednesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health today, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo said it wqas uncalled for to pursue the NatPharm deal. “Then you said are you going to be filling your NatPharm pharmacies. We are not even thinking of NatPharm Pharmacies. We will be very silly to be even thinking of that. “We…

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Fears Rise Over Public Health Bill Delay

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) says the continued delays in finalising the Public Health Act (PHA) Ammendment Bill was worrying as failure to have the Act in place before expiration of the present parliament could spell doom for the health sector. By Michael Gwarisa Since 2010,  civil society organisations (CSOs), Parliament, the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) and the general public since have been working tirelessly in coming with a comprehensive Bill but fears are rife that all efforts might come to naught if the Bill does not go…

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Parly To Summon Parirenyatwa Over Health Bill

By Michael Gwarisa THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has accused Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa for deliberately delaying  approval of the Public Health Bill as he is now reportedly running the health ministry from overseas, HealthTimes Online can reveal. The developments came to light during what was supposed to be a Final Follow-up Meeting on the Public Health Act organised by Save The Children, where the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji  sent an ill-preprepared  Director for Policy Planning and Coordination Dr Steven Banda to present on the current…

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