Doctors-medical aid societies feud: Govt intervenes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:38

The government has intervened in the stand-off between private doctors and medical funders by instructing the two sides to find ways of solving their differences without prejudicing the medical aid subscribers.


Locals 'import' blood from Zambia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:06

Victoria Falls and Hwange residents who require blood for transfusion are resorting to crossing over into Zambia to purchase the precious liquid at a cost of US$50 compared to US$120 and US$140 at local government and private hospitals per pint respectively.

Calls to arrest self proclaimed HIV healers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:03

Faith and traditional healers who claim to cure HIV and AIDS have been admonished with calls that such individuals should be arrested.

Door-to-door HIV testing programme launched PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 19:59

Door to door HIV testing being conducted under a programme known as Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) has been launched in Harare.

Find alternative meeans to fund health, govt urged PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2016 19:11

Revelations that the Ministry of Health and Child Care has not received any funds from treasury since January has led to renewed calls for the government to find alternative means to finance the sector which is currently heavily dependent on donor aid.

Gwanda Hospital opens private ward PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2016 19:10

Gwanda Provincial Hospital’s financial fortunes are set to improve and health care standards uplifted following the official opening of a private ward at the public health institution.

This is all courtesy of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church which entered into a public-private partnership (PPP) with the hospital.

The hospital that recently had its children’s ward upgraded by PPC Zimbabwe now boasts of a state of the art private ward after the SDA church invested thousands of dollars towards the refurbishment of the hospital wing.

SDA Church in Zimbabwe President, Pastor Micah Choga said the project is part of the church's drive to improve the lives of communities with health being one of its priority areas.

Gwanda Provincial Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr Pugie Chimberengwa and Gwanda Acting Provincial Administrator, Mr Peter Moyo hailed the development saying it will create more revenue for the hospital while at the same time improving health care services.

The SDA church has also drilled a borehole for the hospital, and has committed to renovating the casualty department and the hospital administrative offices.

Nurses fume over salary delays PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:17

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) is reportedly up in arms with the government following the recent shelving of civil servants salary dates.

The government has written a notice shelving civil servants salaries with the security sector set to get their salaries by the end of the month while the rest of civil servants have been moved to mid next month.

ZILGA concerned over pumping of dirty water PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2016 09:18

The Zimbabwe Local Government Association (ZILGA) has expressed concern over outdated infrastructure in most urban and rural councils which is causing massive pollution and compromising the quality of drinking water.

Children undergo cleft lip surgery PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 June 2016 15:21

cleft lip.jpgMore than 30 children have successfully undergone cleft lip surgery at Harare Central Hospital.

Minister calls for more adult blood donors PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:01

The Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene has challenged people from her province to double the number of adult blood donors to ensure that the province attains a healthy blood bank level.

Doctors stick with decision to reject medical aid PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:55

The feud between doctors and medical aid societies is unlikely to end as the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) insists that doctors under its affiliation should stop accepting medical aid beginning next month.

ZIMA announced last month that its doctors will start demanding cash from 1 July, as they are owed large sums of money by medical aid societies for services offered to patients on medical aid.

ZIMA also said the decision comes after ZIMRA is taxing doctors for money accrued, some of which would not have been paid by medical aid societies.


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