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Trauma Centre still shut, owners allay fears

30 October 2014 | 1164 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

Hospital closes due to acute shortage of drugs

26 October 2014 | 2093 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

Mental-ill child killer spared jail, sent to hospital

14 October 2014 | 1260 Views
BULAWAYO - A mad man who killed his neighbour's 12-year-old son by stabbing him several times all over his body, claiming he heard strange voices that were ordering him to commit the crime has bee...
by Court reporter

Gweru hospital scandal as nurses paddle drugs

10 October 2014 | 1931 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

Injured traffic cop dies in hospital

09 October 2014 | 3852 Views
A BULAWAYO traffic cop who was dragged on the tarmac for more than 100 metres by a speeding pirate taxi whose driver he wanted to arrest for loading passengers at an undesignated point on Tuesday, die...
by Staff reporter

Hospitals violating government policy

03 October 2014 | 1567 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

Dr Solanki loses Zim hospital

24 September 2014 | 2245 Views
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld its June judgement that Vivek Solanki has no ownership rights over Trauma Centre medical facility in Harare. The Supreme Court in June granted ownership ...
by Staff reporter

Ebola centre in Harare

23 September 2014 | 3338 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

Hospital operates without toilets

22 September 2014 | 1178 Views
Tsholotsho District Hospital has for the past years been operating without toilets, Paul Chimedza, the Health and Child Care deputy minister, has been told. This came out during the deputy...
by Staff reporter

Man dies outside hospital after being turned away by guards

17 September 2014 | 3187 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

Senior MDC founding official dies

11 September 2014 | 5888 Views
Founding Movement for Democratic Change Treasurer General Fletcher Dulini Ncube has died.Dulini Ncube died at Mater Dei hospital on Thursday afternoon after a long illness. At the time of...
by Staff Reporter

'90% Zimbabweans have no access to medical aid'

04 September 2014 | 1492 Views
MORE than 11 million Zimbabweans have no access to medical aid as only 10 percent of the population is covered, a development that has seen government working on introducing a National Health Insuranc...
by Leonard Ncube

Stillborn baby goes missing from hospital

01 September 2014 | 2317 Views
A STILLBORN baby reportedly went missing last Friday at Mpilo Hospital, a family has said. The family claimed that a thorough search was conducted but the corpse could not be located prompting them to...
by Danisa Masuku

Mothers sleep on the floor at Mpilo hospital

31 August 2014 | 2505 Views
Mothers at Bulawayo's Mpilo Hospital are sleeping on the floor in the Paediatric Unit where their sick children are receiving treatment.The hospital's Pediatric Unit, the only referral cen...
by Staff reporter

DNA testing at hospitals

28 August 2014 | 3087 Views
Government health institutions are going into partnership with the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AIBST) in the setting up of DNA testing centres.The public private pa...
by Staff Reporter

7-month-old baby stuck at Mpilo, parents unable to raise $500 for Op

26 August 2014 | 4066 Views
IT doesn't rain but pours for a Maphisa couple whose baby has spent 6-months at Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo due to Hydrocephalus.According to Wikipedia, hydrocephalus is a deadly medical ...
by Moyo Roy

US Ebola patient Kent Brantly discharged from hospital

21 August 2014 | 2827 Views
One of the US aid workers who recovered from an Ebola infection is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.Dr Kent Brantly, 33, thanked supporters for the...
by Staff Reporter

15 kids cheat death after consuming rate poison

20 August 2014 | 2722 Views
FIFTEEN children from eight families in Bulawayo's Tshabalala suburb cheated death on Sunday after consuming rat poison.The children mistook rat pellet poison for sweets and shared them....
by Lethokuhle Moyo

Hospital officials abusing funds

17 August 2014 | 1132 Views
Officials at provincial and district hospitals are abusing funds running into millions of dollars at the expense of improving the health delivery system, it has emerged.The corruption stor...
by Kudakwashe Ruwende

Sock found inside child's stomach

12 August 2014 | 3331 Views
25-year-old Lorraine Mpunzi from Boksburg, Ekurhuleni was heartbroken when she heard her three-month-old baby had died at creche on 7 July, 2014, but worse was yet to come.Baby Ashley was take...
by Staff reporter

Mpilo Hospital looking for $16m

11 August 2014 | 1853 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital seeks $16 million to refurbish the institution's infrastructure, plant and purchase of crucial medical equipment.Mpilo chief executive officer Dr Lawrence Mantiziba las...
by Farai Kuvirimirwa

Mpilo Hospital to offer full cancer treatment

03 August 2014 | 1992 Views
Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo is set to start offering full cancer treatment in the next two months as installation of equipment is currently underway at the institution's radiotherapy centre....
by Staff reporter

Nigeria shuts down, quarantines Lagos Ebola hospital

28 July 2014 | 3494 Views
Lagos - The Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous countr...
by Staff Reporter

Woman forgets adult toy in v*gina - for 10 YEARS

27 July 2014 | 5240 Views
A Scottish woman nearly died from walking around with an 11cm long adult toy inside her for the last decade. The Daily Mail reports that a adult toy was found inside a 38 year-old woman who w...
by women24

Man goes to hospital for circumcision, wakes up with no penis

27 July 2014 | 5747 Views
An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit in which he claims he went for a circumcision and woke up to find his penis had been removed.Johnny Lee Banks Jnr claims he went in for a routine circumc...
by Staff reporter

Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term

27 July 2014 | 3613 Views
MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has called on the law enforcers to descend on public smoking offenders as the ministry intensifies its crackdown on citizens reluctant to comply with the Public Healt...
by Staff reporter

'We give patients expired drugs all the time,' says hospital boss

25 July 2014 | 4396 Views
A senior United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) nurse has said there is nothing amiss with administering expired drugs as the hospital often gave them to patients.This is despite the promulgation...
by Staff reporter

'Rogue' gynaecologist films patients

25 July 2014 | 4019 Views
BALTIMORE - A "rogue" gynaecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photographs of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190-million settlement with 8 000 women and girl...
by Sapa-AP

Joshua Nkomo hospital doctors to be evicted

14 July 2014 | 4225 Views
PARLIAMENT has called for the eviction of a team of doctors claiming ownership of the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo saying they have failed to open the institution.Ekusileni, built of o...
by Staff reporter

Zim successful separates conjoined twins

09 July 2014 | 4422 Views
The state media reports that Zimbabwe has broken new ground in its medical history after a successful operation on siamese twins born in April, with a team of 50 having worked on the delicate eight-ho...
by Paidamoyo Chipunza/Susan Mabunze

Cancer equipment lies idle at Mpilo Central Hospital

02 July 2014 | 1607 Views
RADIOTHERAPY equipment worth millions of dollars supplied to Mpilo Central Hospital by the government early last year to cater for cancer patients in the southern parts of the country has been lying i...
by Patrick Chitumba

Raw okra - Cure for diabetes

29 June 2014 | 4169 Views
My close friend, Toots, had problems with his blood sugar. He's diabetic. But one day he excitedly announced to us his recent find - okra could help normalise blood sugar levels dramatically. And he s...
by Silence Muchemwa

Boy hospitalised for 7 months after being stoned by School mates

27 June 2014 | 2488 Views
A 15-YEAR-OLD Tsholotsho Secondary Schoolboy is battling for life at the United Bulawayo Hospitals with severe head injuries sustained after he was stoned by his mates during a row.Doctors fea...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Backstreet abortions on the rise fivefold in Zimbabwe

21 June 2014 | 3621 Views
A recent study shows that between 60,000 and 80,000 unsafe abortions are performed in Zimbabwe every year. The number of young women seeking post-abortion care in government and private hospitals is ...
by Staff reporter

Police dogs maul 3 suspected copper thieves

21 June 2014 | 2579 Views
THREE suspected copper thieves, hospitalised after being allegedly mauled by police dogs as they tried to escape arrest, were yesterday remanded to their beds at a Bulawayo hospital.The fourth...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Morality should drive the Medical Profession

19 June 2014 | 2832 Views
The Sunday Mail's story on Joseph Michael Swango, an American serial killer Doctor, who preyed on his patients at Mnene Mission Hospital in Mberengwa, makes for sad reading, provoking emotions of ...
by Suitable Kajau

Cancer risk from bottled water

19 June 2014 | 3931 Views
Several companies are selling contaminated bottled water to unsuspecting Zimbabweans, with their product containing high levels of nitrites that are responsible for cancer, new research reveals. ...
by Innocent Ruwende

Man sues hospital for shortening his manhood

16 June 2014 | 5466 Views
An unlucky man who fractured his manhood during sex with his wife lost about an inch' off its length after what he says was a misdiagnosis by a nurse.The man is now suing the hospital for ...
by Staff reporter

Michael Schumacher out of coma

16 June 2014 | 4598 Views
Paris - Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his spokesperson said...
by AP

Hospital runs out of gloves

13 June 2014 | 2303 Views
GWERU Provincial is facing serious shortages of disposable latex medical gloves putting lives of patients at risk.Patients have to wait for hours if not days as nurses fail to attend to them ...
by Staff Reporter

Woman gives birth to quadruplets

11 June 2014 | 6279 Views
A-20-YEAR-OLD  woman from Mbare in Harare has given birth to quadruplets.Mrs Alice Mutasa delivered her bouncing girls through normal delivery at Harare Central Hospital two weeks ago...
by Dudzai Matewu and David Shumba

Bulawayo Hospitals shamed over expired drugs

05 June 2014 | 1674 Views
Management at three major Bulawayo hospitals have been shamed after a team of visiting legislators discovered millions of dollars worth of expired drugs in storage areas, along with unused equipment a...
by Tererai Karimakwenda

Mpilo Hospital staffers' negligence results in child death

30 May 2014 | 3029 Views
An act of negligence by Mpilo Central Hospital staffers has robbed a young family of the joy of parenthood, after their three week child died on Wednesday while receiving treatment at the referral hos...
by Lesley Moyo

Mother burns daughter's private parts for coming home late

27 May 2014 | 5456 Views
A Lusaka Mother, residing in Chawama area allegedly burnt her 14 year old daughter's private parts for coming home late.University Teaching Hospital-UTH acting Public Relations Officer, N...
by Staff reporter

Uproar over medical consultation fees hiking

26 May 2014 | 2850 Views
People's representatives Sunday said the increase in medical consultation fees by government were unjustified and should be reversed as the new fees were inaccessible, considering the prevailing hard ...
by Staff reporter

Zim woman stranded in Indian hospital after brain tumour operation

24 May 2014 | 3444 Views
A 47-year-old Zimbabwean woman is stranded at an Indian hospital where she is failing to settle her medical bills.A committee has now been set up to help raise the $40 000 required to bring b...
by Staff Reporter

97-year-old deportee still stuck in Plumtree Hospital

18 May 2014 | 2244 Views
NINETY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Alfred Khumalo is still stuck at the Plumtree District Hospital 10 months after he was harshly deported from Botswana as the neighbouring country has refused to take him back....
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Zimbabwe woman detained in India hospital

12 May 2014 | 3099 Views
Mr Mcabango Maseko of 5220 Mkhosana suburb in Victoria Falls is appealing for assistance to clear his wife, Sifiso Maseko's hospital bill following a brain surgery that was done in India where she is ...
by Staff reporter

Injured armed robbers appear at hospital bedside court

08 May 2014 | 3710 Views
THREE armed robbers who had to flee for their lives when a senior ranger from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in Bulawayo disarmed them and thoroughly beat them, appeared in court swathed ...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe hit by shortage of midwives

07 May 2014 | 2563 Views
A shortage of midwives in the country is threatening Zimbabwe's chances of attaining the millennium development goals (MDGs) number 4 and 5.Alice Masiyiwa was rushed to Harare Central Hospital...
by Staff reporter

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