Pharmacists Welcome New Health Professions Act Amendment

ZIMBABWE’S Pharmaceutical industry says the new amendments to the Health Professions Act will set the tone for both local and foreign direct investment into the local pharmaceutical industry. By Michael Gwarisa Cabinet recently announced that they had considered and approved the Principles for the Amendment of 124 of the Health Professions Act [Chapter 27:19], which were presented by the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Constantino Chiwenga. The amendment will repeal the entire section 124 (2) (a) of the Health Professions Act with a view to…

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Retail Pharmacists Association Petitions Parliament Over Obsolete Public Health Act amendment

THE Retail Pharmacists Association (RPA) has submitted their petition to Parliament seeking the amendment of the Public Health Act. By Patricia Mashiri Giving Oral Evidence to the Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolio committee, Jocelyn Chaibva the Chairperson, RPA Association said the Public Health Act was crafted in 1924 when medical related professions were still few and it does not recognize them although other health related have increased. The Health Public Act was registered long before some of the health professionals came into existence hence they are not recognised by…

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