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Doctors' strike disaster: Hospital operations crippled



THE strike by junior doctors who are demanding a salary increment from $282 to $1 200 might have ripple effects on the operations of some of the country's major hospitals as senior doctors struggl...Read more

Doctors' strike disaster: Hospital operations crippled

31 October 2014 | 299 Views
THE strike by junior doctors who are demanding a salary increment from $282 to $1 200 might have ripple effects on the operations of some of the country's major hospitals as senior doctors struggl...

by Staff reporter

Trauma Centre still shut, owners allay fears

30 October 2014 | 1095 Views
THE Trauma Centre and Hospital Harare that was closed last month after its owner Dr Vivek Solanki, lost his bid in the courts to take control of the institution is still closed although the direct...

by Staff Reporter

HIV vaccine trials expected in Zimbabwe next year

29 October 2014 | 4283 Views
Clinical trials to test the effectiveness of the first ever HIV vaccine, R144 are expected to commence next year in Zimbabwe and other African countries, a senior government official has said....

by Staff reporter

Doctors ordered to 'go back to work'

29 October 2014 | 1677 Views
The minister of Health and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa, on Tuesday pleaded with the striking doctors to go back to work as negotiations with the health board are on-going."We have a health ...

by Staff reporter

Zim Ebola fight better than West Africa, says US expert

28 October 2014 | 2807 Views
THE United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country director, Dr Peter Kilmarx yesterday revealed that Zimbabwe was prepared to deal with Ebola if it emerged than so...

by Staff reporter

Hospital closes due to acute shortage of drugs

26 October 2014 | 2063 Views
TSHELANYEMBA Hospital in Matobo District of Matabeleland South has been forced to close as a result of an acute shortage of drugs, a development that has affected thousands of villagers who were solel...

by Lungile Tshuma

Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa by January says WHO

22 October 2014 | 1333 Views
Geneva - Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Or...

by Staff Reporter

SADC adopts WHO guidelines on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment

21 October 2014 | 2033 Views
The UNAIDS leadership says the 2013 World Health Organisation guidelines which require people with a CD4 count of 500 to go on anti-retroviral treatment are necessary even though they will create chal...

by Staff Reporter

Doctors to go on strike

21 October 2014 | 1444 Views
THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Association (ZHDA) has urged its members to down tools starting next Monday after negotiations with the Health Services Board for an improvement in their working conditi...

by Staff reporter

Meaning of Ebola - Eradicate Billions Of Lazy Africans - Video

20 October 2014 | 2103 Views
A video alleging conspiracy on Ebola transmission has surfaced on youtube. We do hereby give you facts from UN regarding the Ebola virus. But before you go through the facts, watch the video b...

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Goblins attack teachers, school closes down

20 October 2014 | 3142 Views
On Friday last week teachers at Mathetshaneni Primary School in Nkayi apparently abandoned lessons after being attacked by suspected goblins.One of the teachers was reportedly rushed to ...

by Staff Reporter

Pharmacies defy govt ban on sex steroids

18 October 2014 | 3738 Views
PHARMACIES in the country are selling banned sex steroids which have severe effects on users, defying a government directive that banned the selling of the performance enhancement pills late last year...

by Staff reporter

Cimas says new medical tariffs not viable for medical aid societies

16 October 2014 | 1636 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society says its failure to settle health service providers' claims at the newly gazetted tariffs, in common with other medical aid societies, is a matter primarily of affordabil...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola is a 'form of population control'?

15 October 2014 | 1688 Views
R&B singer Chris Brown has been ridiculed for a bizarre outburst on Twitter in which he claimed the killer Ebola virus is a "form of population control".The outspoken artist tweeted his th...

by Staff reporter

Suspected 'Ebola student' discharged

14 October 2014 | 2593 Views
The Zimbabwe government has instructed Wilkins Hospital to discharge the suspected Ebola patient after testing negative for the deadly virus that has killed thousands in West Africa.There ...

by Staff reporter

Cancer patients left to die as Trauma centre shuts down

13 October 2014 | 1939 Views
TWENTY-FIVE children who were being treated of cancer free of charge at the Trauma Centre Medical Facility in Harare were left stranded as the institution shuts down following a Supreme Court ruli...

by Staff Reporter

Zim's 'Ebola patient' tests positive for malaria

12 October 2014 | 1625 Views
A Congolese student who had raised fears of an Ebola outbreak after exhibiting symptoms linked to the deadly disease in Harare is likely to be discharged this week after doctors confirmed she is suff...

by Staff Reporter

Scandal at UBH School of Nursing exposed

12 October 2014 | 2580 Views
The Sunday News has revealed that nursing students at the  United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) School of Nursing are being forced to buy books and other equipment from hospital officials at inflated...

by Staff Reporter

Nurses 'steal' drugs, operate private clinic

11 October 2014 | 2607 Views
FOUR registered nurses from the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Court on allegations of stealing drugs worth over $91 000 from their employer...

by Staff reporter

Health minister urges people to abstain or use condoms

11 October 2014 | 1431 Views
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has urged people to use condoms to prevent the rise of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).He said, "Please let's prevent STIs becau...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe Ebola scare update

10 October 2014 | 3256 Views
The Congolese student, who was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, but tested negative after clinical tests, is responding well to malaria treatment.The news crew sought to fin...

by Staff reporter

Ebola could be the next HIV/AIDS: Warning

10 October 2014 | 1670 Views
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been likened to that of  HIV/AIDS.Top US medical official Thomas Frieden has said, itt is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, A...

by Staff Reporter

Gweru hospital scandal as nurses paddle drugs

10 October 2014 | 1924 Views
NURSES at Gweru Provincial Hospital are allegedly using their medical aid cards to source drugs from a local pharmacy before they sell them to patients admitted at the hospital.According t...

by Staff Reporter

Marriage ups HIV risk

06 October 2014 | 2396 Views
ABOUT 60 percent of new HIV infections in the country during the first quarter of this year have been recorded among people in steady relationships, including marriage. The shocking statistic ...

by Thandeka Moyo

70 Zim doctors face negligence charges

05 October 2014 | 1524 Views
Seventy doctors at various health centres countrywide allegedly displayed negligence and incompetence, which, in some instances, led to patients suffering life-threatening complications.One do...

by Itai Mazire

There is no Ebola in Zimbabwe, says govt official

04 October 2014 | 1402 Views
HEALTH and Child Welfare Minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday revealed that the country was free from the Ebola epidemic sweeping across West African countries.Parirenyatwa revealed this ...

by Staff Reporter

Parirenyatwa doctors return to work

04 October 2014 | 1268 Views
JUNIOR doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals who have been "AWOL" in a bid to press government to improve their housing system have returned to work.The doctors downed tools on Thursd...

by Court reporter

Over 50 000 infected with STIs in Harare

04 October 2014 | 2663 Views
 Over 53 000 people were infected with sexually-transmitted diseases in Harare between January and June this year, the National Aids Council (NAC) has said.Health experts said this might ...

by Staff Reporter

Junior doctors go on strike

03 October 2014 | 2092 Views
Junior doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare reportedly downed tools on Thursday to press the government to review its stance on housing allowances and improve their living and working...

by Staff Reported

Hospitals violating government policy

03 October 2014 | 1563 Views
Expectant members, children below five and people aged above 65 should be treated free of charge, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. Speaking in Bulawayo yesterday after inaugurating hospi...

by Staff Reporter

Plot to oust Mliswa

02 October 2014 | 2979 Views
ZANU-PF Mashonaland West Provincial chairman Temba Mliswa is walking a tight rope as his nemeses in the ruling party have temporarily put their differences aside to depose the outspoken politician fr...

by Staff reporter

Texas Ebola patient had contact with 80 people

02 October 2014 | 2330 Views
Washington - Texas health officials on Thursday said as many as 80 people were in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient at some point, NBC News reported, marking a significant jump from 18 people auth...

by Reuters

Governments abandon HIV over Ebola

02 October 2014 | 1366 Views
A HEALTH expert has raised concern over the Ebola outbreak, warning it will likely affect funding for HIV and Aids as donor countries try to respond to the pandemic which has hit hard West Africa,...

by Staff reporter

Faith healers castigated for misleading people living with HIV

01 October 2014 | 1833 Views
People living with HIV have castigated faith healers who are making claims that they can treat AIDS, saying they are being retrogressive and eroding gains that have been made in treating those affecte...

by Staff Reporter

Mat'land South records TB deaths

30 September 2014 | 1387 Views
MATABELELAND South Province has recorded the highest tuberculosis (TB) death rate in the country, latest statistics have shown.The province also tops the number of HIV positive people with...

by Marvelous Moyo

Doctors to turn away patients

28 September 2014 | 1849 Views
Doctors will continue charging co-payments and turning away patients whose medical aid societies would have defied the new Government-approved tariffs, Zimbabwe Medical Association (Zima) secretary-ge...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Zimbabwe dentists demand $100 per tooth

28 September 2014 | 1330 Views
A survey has established that most patients seeking the services of specialist doctors are having to settle exorbitant shortfalls despite being members of medical aid societies. Most gynaecolo...

by Staff reporter

Superstitious men rape women with albinism to cure HIV

28 September 2014 | 1610 Views
Some superstitious Zimbabwean men living with HIV are said to be raping women with albinism believing they will be cured of the virus.The Zimbabwe Albino Association (Zimas) estimates 70 perce...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to encourage parents living with HIV to have their children tested

27 September 2014 | 1377 Views
Government will soon embark on a campaign to encourage parents on HIV treatment to have their children tested as well.At an HIV and Aids workshop organised by the National Aids Council in Kad...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

'Zimbabwe has no single case of Ebola'

26 September 2014 | 1683 Views
Zimbabwe has been declared free of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed almost 3 000 people in West Africa. This comes in the wake of false Namibian media reports that the haemorrhagic f...

by Staff reporter

Ebola centre in Harare

23 September 2014 | 3332 Views
50 wards have been set aside at the Wilkins Hospital, Harare, in case Ebola is confirmed in the country.The Harare City Health Department took journalists from various media houses on a tour ...

by Staff Reporter

98 tested for Ebola in Harare

23 September 2014 | 3483 Views
AT LEAST 98 people have been put under Ebola surveillance checks in Harare after having travelled to the Ebola-hit West African countries over the past few weeks.Of the 98 people, 84 were com...

by Staff reporter

Ministerial Statement: Issue of Ebola Cases in Zimbabwe

22 September 2014 | 6791 Views
MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: ISSUE OF EBOLA CASES IN ZIMBABWETHE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE (DR.DAVID PARIRENYATWA):Mr. Speaker Sir, I would li...

by Staff Reporter

Health minister allays fears foreskins could be sold

19 September 2014 | 1998 Views
Men are embroiled in a dispute with Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa over fears are being illicitly to the global cosmetics industry and traditional leaders. Parirenyatwa ...

by Staff reporter

Quarantined Zimbabwe student discharged

17 September 2014 | 1241 Views
Zimbabwe student quarantined for suspected Ebola was discharged today after his blood test results returned negative for the disease, said Health Minister Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam.He said the ...

by Vathani Panirchellvum

Man dies outside hospital after being turned away by guards

17 September 2014 | 3186 Views
A destitute was found dead outside Gweru Provincial Hospital after allegedly being turned away by security guards when he came seeking treatment.Taxi drivers who witnessed the tragic event sai...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola keeps criminals out of Zim Jails

12 September 2014 | 1673 Views
If you are a criminal and want to stay out of prison after being arrested in Zimbabwe, say you've been to one of the countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus.It turns out the Zimbabwe ...

by Staff Reporter

Ebola screening difficult says Govt

10 September 2014 | 1806 Views
Government says the biggest concern in its efforts to contain the spread of Ebola is anchored on the fact that the incubation period for the virus is 21 days, thus making it difficult to verify infect...

by Staff Reporter

Ministry clears air on foreskins

10 September 2014 | 2329 Views
THE Health and Child Care ministry has cleared the air about the controversial disposal of foreskins of circumcised men.Some men had been complaining that health institutions were using their ...

by Staff reporter

Harare tops on STI infections

09 September 2014 | 2555 Views
The number of people infected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has increased by over 19 percent in the second quarter of 2014 with Harare topping the list, a development that has been attribu...

by Staff reporter
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