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Strike doctors suspended

THE Health Service Board (HSB) has suspended the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) executive for allegedly inciting their colleagues to go on strike.Four doctors at the helm of the ...Read more

Strike doctors suspended

10 February 2016 | 802 Views
THE Health Service Board (HSB) has suspended the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) executive for allegedly inciting their colleagues to go on strike.Four doctors at the helm of the ...

by Whinsley Masara

$30 000 needed to treat a multi-drug-resistant person for TB

06 February 2016 | 1091 Views
MDC-T MP Ruth Labode has said the treatment for TB patient who is multi-drug-resistant person for minute which is happening quite frequently and is frightening cost $30 000.00.Speaking in parl...

by Stephen Jakes

Seek urgent medical attention if typhoid is suspected, says Cimas

03 February 2016 | 1515 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society has urged anyone displaying symptoms of typhoid fever to seek urgent medical attention as soon as the possibility of typhoid is suspected."Typhoid fever is highly con...

by Agencies

Zimbabwean doctors in vote to strike

03 February 2016 | 1804 Views
Zimbabwe's doctors are voting on whether or not to stage a full-fledged strike, over salaries. Doctors started casting their vote yesterday, with the majority said to be in favour of a strike. ...

by Staff reporter

St Annes Hospital faces closure

01 February 2016 | 3117 Views
Harare's privately-owned St Annes Hospital faces closure following termination of its lease agreement with the Catholic institute, Little Company of Mary (LCM), owners of the building where the he...

by Staff reporter

Doctor sued over wrong medication

28 January 2016 | 1806 Views
A PREMIER Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS)-run hospital and one of its doctors have been sued for $120,000 for administering wrong treatment on a five-year-old girl causing chronic foot and leg ulc...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Nurses protest over CEO's vehicle

26 January 2016 | 1347 Views
Harare Central Hospital security guards yesterday assaulted several nurses who were demonstrating against chief executive officer Mrs Peggy Zvavamwe's purchasing of her service vehicle, ahead of the h...

by Staff reporter

Few babies born at Bulawayo clinics worry authorities

25 January 2016 | 2730 Views
A drastic drop in number of births  at Bulawayo City Council's clinics has worried authorities to the extent of launching a full scale probe.The city's health, housing and education commi...

by Staff Reporter

Street-selling of herbal drugs banned

25 January 2016 | 1213 Views
The government has banned door-to-door and street-selling of herbal medicines and put in place stringent measures to ensure people are not exposed to dangerous products. The selling of he...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Harare hospital chief prioritises new vehicle over drugs

25 January 2016 | 1165 Views
Harare Central Hospital chief executive officer Mrs Peggy Zvavamwe is under investigation following her recent cash purchase of an executive vehicle worth over $88 000 at a time when the institution i...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Acute drugs shortage hits govt hospitals

22 January 2016 | 1013 Views
The acute drugs shortage in the country's government referral hospitals has revealed shocking statistics.The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care says nine in every 1...

by Staff reporter

Former teacher needs $32k for kidney transplant

22 January 2016 | 2094 Views
THE notion that access to health is a universal right to life is an elite option reserved only for those who can afford it and one needs to be in the shoes of renal patient, Mr Zacharia Mavunganidze -...

by Samuel Kadungure

Zimbabwe nurses accused of looting medicine

20 January 2016 | 1498 Views
Drug shortages in public hospitals still persist with some ordinary people saying some nurses and other hospital staff might also be to blame as they are allegedly looting medicines to sell at their h...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe hospitals hit by massive drug shortages

18 January 2016 | 1567 Views
The country's health delivery system is under severe strain with major government hospitals facing a critical shortage of drugs.In Bulawayo, the situation is dire as Mpilo Central Hospital...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe to resume heart surgeries

15 January 2016 | 1069 Views
Zimbabwe will next month resume open heart surgeries after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals received medical equipment worth more than $300,000 from the Dublin ...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, nurses' strike beginning to bite

04 January 2016 | 3536 Views
The strike by doctors and nurses is beginning to bite, leaving the lives of thousands of poverty-stricken Zimbabweans in the hands of God as many health workers refuse to pitch up for work following t...

by Staff reporter

Mpilo dismisses claims on 'condemned' private ward

03 January 2016 | 1341 Views
MPILO Central Hospital has rubbished claims that the much anticipated private ward was condemned by Government inspectors saying they are waiting for grading from the responsible authorities so that t...

by Staff reporter

Doctors, nurses turn up for work

03 January 2016 | 963 Views
Most health personnel countrywide continued with their duties reporting for shifts on time since Friday, allaying fears of an industrial action as they wait to receive their December salaries, which G...

by Staff reporter

Harare Hospital sets tight measures for credit patients

03 January 2016 | 569 Views
HARARE Central Hospital has resolved not to extend credit treatment to patients admitted at the medical institution who fail to produce national identity documents and proof of residency.The m...

by Staff reporter

Zim starts New Year on a sad note as doctors, nurses go on strike

02 January 2016 | 2834 Views
Zimbabwe started 2016 on a sad note with government doctors and nurses going on strike following today government's failure to pay their December salaries.Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association...

by Jonga Kandemiiri

Health Minister appeals to nurses and doctors

29 December 2015 | 4069 Views
The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa has appealed to nurses and doctors to hold fort a bit longer and wait for the government to engage with the appropriate ministry and come up...

by Staff Reporter

Mpilo hospital wrong injection amputee dies

29 December 2015 | 2393 Views
A MATOBO man who had his arm amputated after he was given a wrong injection at Mpilo Central Hospital, has died.Austin Ndlovu, 63, of Bhazhe area died on December 23 at his rural home, a week ...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Boy (6) seeks $28 000 for transplant

28 December 2015 | 1578 Views
Six-year-old Unoshamisa Kasasa is appealing for assistance to raise $28 000 to undergo a life-saving bone marrow transplant in India.Unoshamisa's condition has restricted him to life indoors a...

by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo records 44 births on Christmas Day

27 December 2015 | 1134 Views
A TOTAL of 44 babies were born in Bulawayo's major hospitals on Christmas Day. At Mpilo Central Hospital 30 babies were born, 16 boys and 14 girls compared to the 15 that were born at the same...

by Robin Muchetu

Govt to put all HIV+ people on treatment

25 December 2015 | 1991 Views
The government wants to put all people living with HIV on treatment upon testing positive, head of Aids and Tuberculosis Unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Owen Mugurungi, has said. Pre...

by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo nurse could have contracted anthrax

22 December 2015 | 2454 Views
A Bulawayo nurse is feared to have contracted anthrax following the recent outbreak of the disease in Matabeleland South where it infected 48 people and killed 55 head of cattle. A total of 4,...

by Marvelous Moyo

Nurses stitch up woman's entire 'small' private part

20 December 2015 | 2829 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital nurses stitched up the entire private part of a 21 year old woman after she endured a 26 hour labour process.The woman- Kudzayi  Nyaira was initially told by nurses...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe sex workers shun condoms

18 December 2015 | 5542 Views
As the sun sets, the streets of Epworth, on the outskirts of Harare, roar into life with multitudes of people wandering up and down the narrow dusty road that leads to PaBooster-arguably the nucleus o...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe to resume kidney transplants

15 December 2015 | 1149 Views
Zimbabwe is set to resume kidney transplants early next year after the first project was abandoned in 1992. The project - to be run by Chitungwiza Central Hospital - will save huge sums in foreign cur...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Chiredzi topple Masvingo on STI charts

14 December 2015 | 1778 Views
Chiredzi district has dislodged Masvingo on highest number of sexually transmitted cases recorded in the past three months.Latest statistics from the National AIDS Council (NAC) show that Chir...

by Staff Reporter

'Mugabe's ministers spreading STIs at varsities'

13 December 2015 | 2952 Views
HARARE - Zimbabwean government ministers and politicians are spreading Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among university students, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has said....

by Staff reporter

Youths urged to 'Condomise'

03 December 2015 | 2044 Views
GOVERNMENT, in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), yesterday urged young people to seek early treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and to use condoms.S...

by Lisa Shirichena

Zimbabwe scales up HIV self-testing project

02 December 2015 | 1033 Views
Up to 375 000 Zimbabweans will be able to test themselves of HIV through saliva swabs for the next two years under a $23 million pilot project being spearheaded by Population Services Zimbabwe in part...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

'We need zero new HIV infections'

02 December 2015 | 876 Views
There is no need for people who are HIV negative to get infected as this represents failure of HIV interventions in place to save them, Namibia's Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Hauf...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Door to door HIV tests a hit

27 November 2015 | 2496 Views
AT least 3,000 people from two provinces have voluntarily tested for HIV in the door-to-door testing programme that began in October, the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) has ...

by Lisa Shirichena

Councillor calls for more campaigns on cancer and HIV

10 November 2015 | 1119 Views
Bulawayo Councillor Mlandu Ncube has challenged the council and health department to put more effort in campaigns that have to do with HIV and cancer ailments saying not much has been done on these ai...

by Stephen Jakes

15 city shops operating without licences

09 November 2015 | 2630 Views
Bulawayo City Council's health departments has arrested and fined 15 city shops for operating without operating licences.This has been established in the latest council minutes.Directo...

by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe hospital CEOs get new vehicles

08 November 2015 | 1648 Views
AFTER having wasted millions of dollars hiring luxury vehicles for chief executive officers of all the country's central hospitals since 2010, the Ministry of Health and Child Care recently ordered ho...

by Robin Machetu

Doctors, govt on collision course

03 November 2015 | 1945 Views
Underpaid doctors in the country have vowed to take the government head-on, saying they cannot subsidies the State and put up with long hours at work when the Health minister David Parirenyatwa is...

by Staff reporter

Bogus 'foreign doctors' on the prowl in Zimbabwe

01 November 2015 | 3566 Views
A new band of "foreign" traditional healers and herbalists has emerged in Harare, promising to help residents find lost lovers, heal incurable diseases and turn economic fortunes of the poor.T...

by Staff reporter

251 Zimbabwean women die giving birth in 2015

29 October 2015 | 1322 Views
WOMEN continue to lose their lives while giving birth with latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care indicating that 251 have died so far this year.According to the mini...

by Lisa Shirichena

'Increase in hospital deaths due to power cuts is shocking'

28 October 2015 | 2673 Views
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by reports that there is an increase of patients dying in government hospitals while undergoing operations in theatres following electricity blackouts w...

by Earnest Mudavanhu Secretary for Energy and Power Development

Random door to door HIV testing starts

27 October 2015 | 3240 Views
RANDOM door to door HIV and Aids testing started in Binga yesterday as part of the Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) targeting 15,000 households countrywide.The survey,...

by Whinsley Masara

Dialysis continues undisturbed at Harare Haemodialysis Centre

26 October 2015 | 2264 Views
Dialysis continues undisturbed at Harare Haemodialysis Centre, even when power goesEvery day at least 28 patients with chronic or acute kidney failure visit the Harare Haemodialysis Centre, in...

by Mike Hamilton

PSMAS boss reinstated

20 October 2015 | 3638 Views
Government has resolved that suspended PSMAS managing director Henry Mandishona resumes duty while a neutral arbiter be appointed to look at the issues raised by both the society's board and the M...

by Staff reporter

Patients accuse junior doctors of contradicting seniors

16 October 2015 | 3647 Views
Patients at some government hospitals, especially, the country's central hospitals, have accused some junior doctors of contradicting instructions issued by senior doctors, thereby jeopardising their ...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

No takers for Zimbabwe nurses

14 October 2015 | 5942 Views
Zimbabwe is yet to receive takers from neighbouring countries after offering to export over 3000 jobless nurses. Due to a funding shortfall, Zimbabwe's government has frozen about 400 nur...

by Staff reporter

UNAids pledges more support to Zimbabwe

12 October 2015 | 2817 Views
UNAIDS executive director Luiz Loures has said his organisation is prepared to mobilise more resources to support countries such as Zimbabwe to implement new HIV treatment guidelines that the Worl...

by Staff reporter

Umzingwane to get a new hospital

11 October 2015 | 3885 Views
UMZINGWANE district will soon get a new hospital after the area's only health facility had gone for over 75 years without any upgrade due to space constraints.The Member of Parliament for Umzi...

by Staff reporter

Ndanga District Hospital in disarray

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Zaka MP Paradza Chakona has said the Ndanga District Hospital is in disarray as some patients were losing their lives due to the lack of several equipment which might save lives.Speaking in pa...

by Stephen Jakes

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