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Man stabs wife seven times- leaves her intestines hanging

10 April 2014 | 3538 Views
A Bulawayo viciously stabbed his wife seven times and left her intestines hanging out.Vusumuzi Thusi (49) of 9008 Robert Sinyoka Village on the outskirts of Pumula suburb, left his wife Si...
by Staff reporter

Cimas hands over Optometry Training Unit to UZ

09 April 2014 | 2130 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society today (Wednesday) handed over to the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences optometry equipment for Zimbabwe's first Optometry Training Unit, which was then offic...
by Mike Hamilton

Missing corpse foot, father threatens to unleash 'African Magic'

09 April 2014 | 2141 Views
OFFICIALS at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) and the police were yesterday playing a blame game over the missing human foot belonging to a Kombi accident victim. This was after the Nkomo f...
by Thandeka Moyo

Family demands corpse's foot from hospital

08 April 2014 | 2379 Views
A FAMILY from Kombo in Insiza is demanding the foot of its late son from authorities at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) after they found it missing when they went to collect his body for burial. ...
by Thandeka Moyo

Mugabe pushes for revival of Joshua Nkomo hospital

04 April 2014 | 2765 Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is keen on seeing Ekusileni Hospital in Bulawayo being operational after lying idle.Ekusileni Hospital was a brainchild of the late veteran nationalist and Vice-Preside...
by Staff reporter

Govt condemns hospitals' detention of patients

03 April 2014 | 1107 Views
Deputy Health minister Paul Chimedza has condemned the detention of patients at government hospitals for failure to pay debt.Some government hospitals have over the years detained patients...
by Staff Reporter

Hospital detains new mother over $580 medical bill

30 March 2014 | 1464 Views
A new mother was recently detained for six days at Chitungwiza General Hospital after failing to pay a $580 medical bill.The mother, Clara Muchezi, was only released on ...
by Ndamu Sandu

Hospital death, hubby accuses staff of negligence

28 March 2014 | 2353 Views
A BULAWAYO man told his wife's inquest that she died as a result of Mpilo Central Hospital staff's negligence. Samantha Sungirai reportedly bled to death after giving birth through a Caesarean sectio...
by Thandeka Moyo

Ingutsheni Hospital Officer dies in car crash

26 March 2014 | 5196 Views
The Principal Nursing Officer for Ingutsheni Hospital Mr Davison Ntini died tragically on Wednesday morning in a road accident.Rather scratchy reports from work mates indicate that Ntini ...
by Staff Reporter

24 pupils hospitalised after a poison scare

25 March 2014 | 2167 Views
ABOUT 24 pupils from St Joseph Primary School in Beitbridge were yesterday hospitalised after reportedly eating suspected jatropha seeds.Beitbridge district medical officer Lenas Samhere ...
by Staff reporter

Woman dies after injecting Vaseline into her breasts

20 March 2014 | 7281 Views
A 39-year-old mum has died in hospital in Argentina after injecting Vaseline into her breasts to make them bigger.Amateur athlete Sonia Perez Llanzon suffered a fatal blood clot in her lung a ...
by Staff reporter

MPs question detention of patients

19 March 2014 | 1416 Views
Legislators yesterday spoke against the detention of patients at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals who fail to pay their medical bills.Lawmakers in the Health and Child Welfare parliamentary po...
by Staff reporter

Ncube makes Parly appearance after injury

13 March 2014 | 2795 Views
Minister of State for Provincial Affairs responsible for Matabeleland South Abednicho Ncube made his first appearance in Parliament on Tuesday since October last year when he broke his leg at a Z...
by Matthews Estell

Parly committee to grill minister over state of hospitals

13 March 2014 | 976 Views
Parliament plans to quiz Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa on the state of hospitals in the with a view to find ways of improving service delivery, an official said on Wednesday....
by Staff reporter

Private pharmacy for Mpilo Hospital

13 March 2014 | 1341 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital has invited bids from reputable service providers to operate a private pharmacy within the hospital premises amid reports the health institution's chemist is in dire need of dru...
by Bridgette Bugalo

Rain soaks patients at Gwanda hospital

07 March 2014 | 2249 Views
Female patients admitted at Gwanda hospital have to take cover each time it rains because of a leaking roof at the provincial referral centre.Bulawayo24 witnessed patients gathering water usin...
by Staff reporter

Woman dies while in labour

26 February 2014 | 2455 Views
A CHINHOYI family is demanding an inquest into the mysterious death of their relative during labour at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital last week.The family claims that their relative Getrude ...
by Staff reporter

Dead body detained over $2,000 unpaid bill

23 February 2014 | 1877 Views
PARIRENYATWA Hospital last week briefly detained the body of a person who died at the health facility after the relatives failed to raise about $2,000 that the hospital was demanding before it c...
by Staff reporter

Zim hospital demands livestock for maternity fees

23 February 2014 | 1590 Views
EXPECTANT mothers at St Paul's Hospital in Lupane are paying maternity fees with their livestock, a move which is in violation of Government's policy of free access to healthcare for pregnant and lac...
by Staff reporter

Woman lives with pair of scissors in her womb for 7 yrs

22 February 2014 | 3540 Views
A 34-year-old Gweru woman from Ascot Infill is set to sue Gweru Provincial Hospital after suffered excruciating abdominal pains for seven years since giving birth to her second child through caesare...
by Staff reporter

Senior official plays down corruption reported at Nursing school

20 February 2014 | 3019 Views
A Senior Tutor at the Gwanda Hospital Nursing school has played down the massive recruitment corruption activities reported from the institution.In response to ...
by Staff Reporter

More chaos from Gwanda Provincial Hospital

18 February 2014 | 3350 Views
Following media reports of massive corruption at Gwanda Hospital Nursing School more damning reports of corruption and mismanagement are emerging from the hospital.Latest very reliable sources...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Hospital runs out of blood

14 February 2014 | 1135 Views
THE lives of patients requiring blood transfusion at Mpilo Central Hospital has been placed at great risk as the institution has no money to replenish its blood stocks that have dried up.Mpilo...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo Hospital goes 2 weeks without electricity

13 February 2014 | 2796 Views
THE United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has gone without electricity for close to a week after an electrical fault disrupted supplies putting patients' lives at risk.The referral hospital is rely...
by Staff reporter

Woman sets self ablaze

12 February 2014 | 2925 Views
A PUMULA SOUTH woman is battling for her life at Mpilo Central Hospital after setting herself ablaze last week following an undisclosed misunderstanding with her husband.Bulawayo provincial po...
by Staff reporter

Tsholotsho Floods: four people hospitalised

08 February 2014 | 1701 Views
The state media, Chronicle, reports that four people including a three-year-old baby, have been hospitalised in Tsholotsho for  injuries sustained when floods destroyed the huts they were sle...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Hospital unleashes debt collectors to collect maternity fees

06 February 2014 | 1295 Views
WOMEN who gave birth between 2009 and 2012 at Mpilo Central Hospital say the institution has unleashed debt collectors on them to attach their property after they failed to settle maternity fees....
by Staff reporter

Woman gives birth to 2-headed baby

02 February 2014 | 2596 Views
A Kadoma woman has given birth to siamese twins. Siamese twins are defined by medical experts as a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point, a result of the incomplete...
by Sharon Kavhu

French First Lady hospitalised after alleged Hollande affair

12 January 2014 | 3704 Views
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is admitted to hospital after media reports of an alleged affair involving her partner, Francois Hollande.Her office said she had been admitted "for rest...
by BBC

Govt orders private doctors, hospitals to scrap co-payments

04 January 2014 | 3432 Views
The government has directed all private medical doctors and hospitals to scrap co-payments for patients on medical aid as a means of harmonising consultation fees.The development was revealed...
by Staff Reporter

Man in trouble after stealing car battery for Christmas

01 January 2014 | 2293 Views
A 27-year-old general worker at Mtshabezi Hospital landed him in trouble after he was convicted and fined for stealing a car battery to power his stereo for Christnmas.Ishmael Mpofu pleaded gu...
by Staff Reporter

Thorngrove Hospital records increase in number of MDR-TB patients

30 December 2013 | 2361 Views
BULAWAYO's Thorngrove Hospital has recorded an increase in the number of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) the majority being Zimbabweans based in South Africa. MDR-TB i...
by Staff Reporter

Cyclist dies in hit-and-run accident

27 December 2013 | 3160 Views
A BULAWAYO cyclist died from suspected head injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run accident along Plumtree Road on Monday.Police spokesperson for Bulawayo Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo y...
by Staff Reporter

Woman scalded with hot cooking oil over 50 cents

27 December 2013 | 3338 Views
Married 17-year-old Otilia Kosa has been hospitalised after being scalded with hot cooking oil during a domestic dispute with her neice over an alleged 50 cents Telecel credit facility.Otilia,...
by Staff Reporter

US$2,5 million hospital scam unearthed

22 December 2013 | 3578 Views
Officials at Chivhu General Hospital have been caught in a scam involving US$2,5 million, in which they flouted tender procedures, inflated quotations and also created fictitious ones.A sp...
by Staff Reporter

Parirenyatwa Hospital appealing for $4,5 million

18 December 2013 | 1631 Views
In an interview, the hospital's director of operations Mr Edson Mundenda said through a campaign code named: 'adopt a ward' the hospital intends to partner with the corporate sector in making this eno...
by Staff reporter

Popular musician knocked down by car, recuperating at hospital

17 December 2013 | 6446 Views
Popular musician Alexio Kawara, who was knocked down by a car on Friday night, is recuperating at Parirenyatwa Hospital after doctors successfully operated him on his right leg.Don Gwese, Kawa...
by Staff reporter

Woman sets self ablaze over small house row

16 December 2013 | 2018 Views
A 28-year-old Harare woman is battling for her life at Harare Central Hospital after she set herself ablaze last Monday when she suspected that her husband was having an extra-marital affair.H...
by Staff reporter

Woman 'steals' child from hospital

13 December 2013 | 2486 Views
There was drama at the Harare Central Hospital on Friday when a 34-year old woman escaped with her four-month old baby who had been admitted accusing the staff of negligence.Idah Kahwiti of B...
by Staff reporter

Over 3,000 people bitten by snakes, 16 dead

08 December 2013 | 2255 Views
Snake bites have claimed the lives of 16 people this year amid indications that the number of people being attacked by the reptiles is on the increase with 146 cases being recorded during the third we...
by Staff reporter

Anthrax kills 15 cattle, spreads to humans

08 December 2013 | 1281 Views
More than 15 cattle died in Karoi last week in an anthrax outbreak amid fears the disease might have spread to humans who consumed the meat.Although no official confirmation could be immediate...
by Staff reporter

'Dirty' woman denied treatment in SA

03 December 2013 | 1874 Views
Johannesburg Emergency Services in South Africa says it will investigate a formal complaint relating to a woman reportedly denied treatment because she was dirty.The services spokesperson,...
by Sapa

8 family members poisoned

03 December 2013 | 2443 Views
EIGHTEEN members of a Tsholotsho family reportedly fell into a deep slumber immediately after eating fat cooks laced with a chemical that health experts and police are still investigating.Mat...
by Staff reporter

High blood pressure cases on the rise

25 November 2013 | 1531 Views
WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Zimbabwe Dr David Okello last Friday said the prevalence rate for high blood pressure had reached 27% and urged stakeholders in the health sector to a...
by Staff reporter

Ekusileni Hospital cannot continue to lie idle - Parirenyatwa

17 November 2013 | 2315 Views
The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa says the Ekusileni Hospital in Bulawayo cannot continue to lie idle.Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 163 nurses from the Unit...
by Staff Reporter

Mpilo Hospital in serious financial crisis

17 November 2013 | 1463 Views
A serious financial crisis has forced Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo to extend its begging bowl to schoolchildren in the city, it has emerged.The hospital, whose standards have over the years dete...
by Staff reporter

'25% of Zim women give birth at home'

14 November 2013 | 1477 Views
A quarter of pregnant Zimbabwean women are giving birth at home due to failure to access health institutions, a government official has said.In an address to a maternal and child health works...
by Staff reporter

Woman hospitalised next to her assailant who killed her hubby, daughter

13 November 2013 | 4403 Views
Sao Paulo - A woman hospitalised in a Sao Paulo suburb with gunshot wounds inflicted by a man who killed her daughter and husband woke up to find herself next to her assailant."This is soap o...
by Staff Reporter

Badly burnt Zimbabwean student dies in an SA hospital

13 November 2013 | 2834 Views
A RHODES University student who was badly burnt when his bedroom caught fire a week ago died in a Port Elizabeth hospital.Alvin Ziyambi, a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student from Zimbabwe...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe fails to clear eye cataract backlog

03 November 2013 | 1213 Views
ZIMBABWE is failing to clear an eye cataract surgery backlog which stands at 60 000, due to a critical shortage of resources and medical personnel, a senior health official has said.Gwanda...
by Staff reporter

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