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Hospital stops ops over power cuts

27 November 2015 | 819 Views
INCESSANT power cuts have forced Masvingo General Hospital to suspend surgical operations.Scores of patients with problems that need surgical operations have been turned away and their appoint...
by Walter Mswazie

Key participant in Mpilo Hospital probe of corruption dies mysteriously

01 November 2015 | 4099 Views
A key participant in the investigations of Mpilo Hospital probing the issues of corruption which reportedly hit the health institution, Dr Phinot Moyo has died mysteriously.Social media users ...
by Stephen Jakes

World Vision refurbishes Mpilo HIV lab

31 October 2015 | 1384 Views
World Vision Zimbabwe has handed over to Mpilo hospital an HIV laboratory that was refurbished at a cost of US$195 000.The laboratory will help facilitate the early diagnosis of HIV in inf...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo hospital fights State takeover bid

20 October 2015 | 3260 Views
Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo is challenging a Cabinet resolution allowing the government to take over the specialist medical project on the basis that it had failed to open its doors to the pu...
by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Woman bites neighbours breast in a fist fight

18 October 2015 | 3250 Views
A woman from the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) compound is in trouble after she assaulted a neighbour with her finger nails and later bite her breasts while they were fighting over children....
by Stephen Jakes

Umzingwane to get a new hospital

11 October 2015 | 3032 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

Doctor who killed nurse remanded in custody

10 October 2015 | 4898 Views
A MPILO Central Hospital doctor who was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly pummelled a nurse with a log, causing her death days later, has appeared in court charged with murder. Alexa...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Ndanga District Hospital in disarray

10 October 2015 | 2601 Views
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

Kwekwe patients complain of slow service

09 October 2015 | 2436 Views
Patients at Kwekwe General Hospital are complaining over what they described as very slow service at the referral centre.Patients who spoke to this reporter said that just getting their cards ...
by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

Ekusileni Hospital delays irks MP

08 October 2015 | 2390 Views
ZANU-PF Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma has expressed disappointment at the delayed opening of Ekusileni Hospital, a brainchild of the late veteran nationalist and Vice President Joshua Mqa...
by Nduduzo Tshuma

Diarrhoea outbreak hits Gwanda as water demo flops

07 October 2015 | 2337 Views
Gwanda's only two health centres, Phakama Poly Clinic and the Gwanda Provincial Hospital have been hit by a sudden increase in diarrhoea cases directly attributed to the water crisis hitting the town....
by Ndou Paul

Gwanda hospital gets equipment, beefs up medical staff

29 September 2015 | 2915 Views
Gwanda Provincial Hospital has acquired equipment and has beefed up its medical staff in what authorities at the institution say is part of government's efforts to boost the health delivery system....
by Staff Reporter

Harare Hospital situation horrible

14 September 2015 | 3733 Views
Harare Residents Trust has expressed concern that the Hospital in which expecting and delivered mothers are usually detained is a horrible place for one to be in."According to well informed of...
by Stephen Jakes

Most of the women detained by the Hospital are poor

13 September 2015 | 790 Views
Harare Residents Trust has said most of the women who are being detained for failure to pay medical bills at a Harare Hospital are poor and drawn from Hopley, Epworth and surrounding areas."Mo...
by Stephen Jakes

'Violation of patient privacy at Mpilo hospital' - Staff posts photo on Facebook

04 September 2015 | 6107 Views
Editor,Please see below, I think it's worth informing the public about violations of patient privacy at Mpilo hospital.This is the email I sent to the hospital, along with picture evid...
by Concerned Citizen

Pickpocket run over by car

01 September 2015 | 2679 Views
A SUSPECTED thief has been in the Intensive Care Unit at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) since July, with no one claiming to know him.The man who is thought to be in his mid 20s allegedly ...
by Nqobile Tshili

Hospital staff in patients abuse storm

30 August 2015 | 1883 Views
OLD Mutare Mission Hospital is in the eye of a storm amid revelations that some medical personnel at the United Methodist Church-run infirmary are ill-treating patients, with the latest case being of ...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Hospital - just 'witnessed two patients die in the ward before being attended'

23 August 2015 | 4975 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sender's telephone number....
by Concerned Citizen

Comrade Chinx hospitalised

22 August 2015 | 6189 Views
Liberation struggle musician Dickson "Cde Chinx" Chingaira is admitted at St Anne's Hospital in Harare, battling an ailment that is still to be diagnosed.The musician has been in and out of ho...
by Staff reporter

Fears as Tutu is admitted in hospital

18 August 2015 | 2037 Views
Fears are swelling in South Africa following the re-admission of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's re-admittance to hospital. His daughter the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said it was a "caution case not crisis."...
by Staff Reporter

Drug shortages hit Zimbabwe hospitals

18 August 2015 | 2486 Views
Zimbabwe's health delivery system has been compromised with revelations that district and provincial hospitals are failing to dispense basic drugs.The country's 62 district hospitals, 8 pr...
by Staff reporter

Hospital bosses stole millions

08 August 2015 | 3374 Views
MPILO Central Hospital executives acted as a syndicate to fraudulently bleed millions of dollars from the institution's coffers, a recently concluded internal audit has revealed.The audit, cov...
by Temba Dube

3 Vapostori die after refusing medical assistance

07 August 2015 | 4646 Views
Three family members from  Johanne Marange Church died after refusing medical help prompted Headman Madamombe under Chief Chivese in Chikomba District to summon Ministry of Health officials to im...
by Staff reporter

Under-privilege get free cataract ops

07 August 2015 | 2002 Views
Scores of Gwanda and Maphisa under-privileged received free cataract operations from WORD of Life International Ministries this week.In Gwanda 48 benefited while 70 in Maphisa.Word...
by Thobekile Zhou

Ten Milton pupils hospitalised after illegal 'war cry'

01 August 2015 | 6807 Views
Senior Milton Boys High pupils, Forms four and six, reportedly attacked helpless form one pupils with stones during an illegal 'war cry'. According to Chronicle the 'war cry' was banned at the...
by Staff Reporter

Desmond Tutu back in hospital

29 July 2015 | 3849 Views
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned to hospital just a week after being discharged.He has what has only been described as a "persistent infection" which his foundation say...
by BBC

Mutare hospital stock expired ARVs - Auditor General

25 July 2015 | 2824 Views
Public hospitals are stocked with countless boxes of expired anti-retroviral drugs which are dispensed to patients, the Auditor General, Mildred Chiri has  said.In a recent audit report f...
by Staff Reporter

Govt hospitals face collapse

09 July 2015 | 3333 Views
Major referral hospitals across the country are on the brink of collapse owing to rising debts, outdated equipment, poor funding and maladministration, among other pressing issues conspiring to pu...
by Staff reporter

Patients trapped in hospital elevator for 30 minutes

29 May 2015 | 3370 Views
FOURTEEN people, mostly patients, endured a hellish 30 minutes trapped in a Bulawayo hospital elevator yesterday.The elevator jammed following a power failure at Lancet House, a specialist pri...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Mpilo Central Hospital in another fresh cash scandal

22 May 2015 | 1949 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital has been sucked in another fresh financial scandal after authorities secretly withdrew cash from the Bulawayo United Residents' Association (Bura) account.The money ...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Central Hospital issues sawing machine tender

17 May 2015 | 2952 Views
Scandal ridden Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has issued a tender for the raft of equipment including supply of sawing machine and kitchen utensils.The tender falls under 'invitation for s...
by Thobekile Zhou

Patients stranded as hospital's only radiographer dies

15 May 2015 | 4544 Views
Scores of patients were left stranded at Masvingo General Hospital this week after the death of the health facilities' only radiographer Brighton Vaduma who drowned in a swimming pool at a local hotel...
by Staff Reporter

'St Pauls Musami Hospital operating without electricity'

13 May 2015 | 3682 Views
St Pauls Musami Hospital in Murewa district is operating without electricity after it was cutoff last friday. The hospital went for a month without electricty in February. Sources in the Catholic run ...
by Concerned Citizen

Hospital hunts down debt defaulters

13 May 2015 | 1774 Views
GWERU Provincial Hospital has engaged a debt collector in a bid to recover $1,5 million that the health institution is owed by patients.Hospital medical superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze c...
by Patrick Chitumba

Hospital visiting times

10 May 2015 | 4215 Views
MPILO Central HospitalPaediatric unit: (Monday to Friday) 6-6.30am and 5-6pm. A...
by Staff Reporter

PSMAS' members to pay cash at hospitals

05 May 2015 | 3511 Views
Premier Service Medical Aid Society members will now have to fork out cash when they visit service providers after the society instructed them to demand cash upfront as part of a strategy to avoid fur...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo 'blood hunter' stabs granny twice

27 April 2015 | 2858 Views
A BULAWAYO woman is battling for life at Mpilo Central Hospital after a 33-year-old neighbour broke into her shack in the dead of the night while she was asleep and stabbed her on the breast and throa...
by Staff Reporter

Zim patients at risk as drug shortage his hospitals

26 April 2015 | 2389 Views
Almost all major referral, district and provincial hospitals countrywide are operating with less than 40 percent drug stocks instead of at least 60 percent drug stocks putting lives of patients at a h...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Hospital drama - keys to vital offices stolen

22 April 2015 | 6313 Views
THIEVES allegedly stole crucial keys for Mpilo Hospital offices while the person in charge was buying food.Police said thieves broke into acting clinical director, Solwani Ngwenya's car and g...
by Staff Reporter

Ekusileni hospital to start with 60 beds

10 April 2015 | 3419 Views
EKUSILENI Medical Centre in Bulawayo is now expected to be opened anytime this year with an initial 60 beds, officials said today.In January, press reports indicated that it would be in use th...
by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe nurses threaten another strike

23 March 2015 | 3301 Views
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) is up in arms with the Health Services Board, accusing it of unfair distribution of the $1,5 million meant for the health sector.The nurses have given th...
by Staff reporter

Mpilo Hospital warned over debt collectors

19 March 2015 | 1574 Views
THE MDC-T Bulawayo provincial leadership has warned the Mpilo Hospital to desist from engaging debt collectors to reign on defaulting patients saying the move will be a violation of the people's right...
by Stephen Jakes

Mpilo Hospital to unleash more debt collectors

12 March 2015 | 1607 Views
CASH-STRAPPED Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo is yet again unleashing ruthless debt collectors to recover several millions of dollars owed by patients.The health institution is inviting...
by Thobekile Zhou

Chikurubi Prison Hospital stock expired drugs

12 March 2015 | 1708 Views
Chikurubi Prison Hospital is said to be stocked with mostly  paracetemol and cotrimoxazol in its pharmacy and available drugs have long expired. HIV positive prisoners are admitted t...
by Thobekile Zhou

Mpilo Hospital boss sued for $1 million

07 March 2015 | 2777 Views
BULAWAYO businessman Ashton Mpofu has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Mpilo Central Hospital's director of operations, Duduza Regina Moyo, accusing her of lying that he sent her death threats f...
by Staff Reporter

'SA company to re-equip and run Ekusileni Medical Centre'

27 February 2015 | 1980 Views
EKUSILENI Medical Centre is scheduled to reopen in about four months following the engagement of a South African company to re-equip and run the health institution.Public Service, Labour and S...
by Pamela Shumba

SA hospital refuses to help pregnant Zimbabwean

25 February 2015 | 5446 Views
JOHANNESBURG - A Zimbabwean woman who needed urgent medical attention has told Eyewitness News how staff at the Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg refused to help her saying she's a foreigner and did...
by EWN

Neil Tovey in ICU after 3 heart attacks

24 February 2015 | 3777 Views
Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana defender and captain of the 1996 AFCON winning national team, Neil Tovey, has been hospitalised after suffering three heart attacks on Tuesday morning.Kick...
by Sports reporter

Hospital 'cremates' baby without parent's consent

24 February 2015 | 2556 Views
A TEENAGE mum who gave birth to twins at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo is tormented by the death of one of the babies in which she suspects there has been foul play.Cowdray Park resident,...
by Loveness Bepete /Thubelihle Mabhena

Prison officer assaults wife with hammer after being denied sex

23 February 2015 | 4275 Views
A libidinous Bulawayo prison officer allegedly attacked his wife with a hammer for denying him sex, hours after she had been discharged from hospital.The woman had been hospitalised after the ...
by Matthews Estell

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