#BREAKING: Government Disburses ZWL 3,790,919,745.02 To PSMAS

THE Government of Zimbabwe says it has been religiously honoring its pledge to financially support the beleaguered medical aid society, PSMAS contrary to what some labor unions are saying. By Staff Reporter In a statement, Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe, secretary, Service Commissions Public Service Commission (PSC) Secretary said disbursements made by Government to PSMAS, totalling ZWL 3,790,919,745.02 between January to May 2022, while June disbursement shall be made this coming week. The Commission wishes to update its stakeholders and workers on prudent steps that Government has taken to support PSMAS in…

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MPs Summon VP Chiwenga

NEWSDAY—MEMBERS of Parliament have demanded that Vice-President and Health and Child Care minister Constantino Chiwenga should issue a ministerial statement in the National Assembly explaining the recent hike in hospital user fees. This follows a statement by the Health ministry this week, which hiked hospital fees by 1 748%. The notice pegged consultation fees for adults at US$12 and children US$6, which is equivalent to $3 696 and $1 848, respectively in the local currency using the official exchange rate of US$1:$308. The previous user fees were pegged in 2020…

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Vice President launches Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine to benefit over 6million children

THE Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care has launched a Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine into routine childhood immunisation in Zimbabwe, as part of a broader strategy to eliminate epidemic prone diseases. By Patricia Mashiri The vaccination campaign which is set to start on 24 May up to 4 June 2021 will provide catch up Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine vaccination for over 6 million children aged 9 months to below 15 years in line with recommendations from global and local immunisation experts. Thereafter all children in Zimbabwe will begin to…

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We Are Confident In The Sinopharm Vaccine Says VP Chiwenga

HEALTH and Child Care Minister (MoHCC), Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says government was confident the Sinopharm vaccine would do no harm to the people of Zimbabwe as they have done their homework before rolling out the dosses. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe received an initial consignment of 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm Vaccine on February, 15 2021. The other batches are set to arrive from different suppliers and governments in the coming weeks in a move that is likely to see at 10 Million Citizens being vaccinated. Speaking at the…

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Ministry of Health Restructuring Exercise To Prioritize Health Care Workers Welfare

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is currently undergoing an overhaul restructuring process which is meant to bring sanity to the country’s health sector which will see conditions of service for health workers improve, a top government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa The restructuring process has already claimed scalps of various top brass within he ministry and its departments. To date, several hospital Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), ministry department directors and other high-profile personnel have either been reassigned or resigned from their posts. Briefing Journalists today, Health…

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A First For Zimbabwe As New Medical Aid Scheme That Embraces Modern and Traditional Medicines Is Launched

WELLNESS Medical Aid society, a unique and integrated approach to healthcare service provision has been launched in Zimbabwe in a bid to provide options for healthcare services seekers and the generality of the population. By Michael Gwarisa The product brings together various service providers on board including indigenous health practitioners from traditional medicine practitioners as well as modern medical practitioners under one roof to offer services in their areas of specialty. In a speech read on his behalf by acting director curative services in the ministry of health and child…

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‘Weeping’ doctor SUSPENDED

THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has expelled the ‘weeping’ Dr Patrick Mugoni from the association pending a hearing following his onion-eyed stunt at a Zanu PF Gweru rally on Thursday. By Kuda Pembere With crocodile tears, the former secretary Dr Mugoni overwhelmed with gratitude let his emotions get the best of him as he thanked President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Vice President Constantine Chiwenga for their intervention which saw doctors receive the salary increment they spent a month striking for. Riled by his actions, doctors lodged complaints against him which…

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Gvt Fires Striking Nurses…inexperienced nurses to fill up posts

VICE President, retired General Constantine Chiwenga yesterday announced the extermination of employment for all nursing staff who took part in strike which started over the weekend. By Michael Gwarisa According to Gen Chiwenga, the decision was arrived after a series of meeting involving government, the health services board and the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) which were meant to resolve the industrial action by nursing staff in the public sector. “Government regrets to note that the industrial action in this essential services sector has persisted. What makes the whole action both…

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