Articles tagged 'david parirenyatwa'

Nurses resolve to work 2 days per week 28 December 2018 HARARE - The crisis at the country's public hospitals is worsening as nurses have further cut the days they will be reporting for duty at State hospitals from three to two days a week citing the biting economic conditions. This comes after the nurses had earlier resorted to reporting for duty ...
Parirenyatwa's trial fails to kick off 21 November 2018 HARARE - The trial of former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office failed to commence yesterday due to unavailability of his lawyer. Parirenyatwa stands accused of interfering with and prejudicing the National Pharmaceutical Company...
Arrests should follow convictions 11 November 2018 HARARE - While we all applaud the anti-corruption drive being spearheaded from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office which has seen several ex-ministers arrested for abuse of office, we all wait for the first conviction. Until we start seeing convictions and perpetrators being sent to jail, th...
Parirenyatwa wants charges thrown out 18 October 2018 HARARE - Former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa — who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office — has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to stop his prosecution, arguing the charges levelled against him were fabricated. Parirenyatwa — who was arrested last month b...
Ex-minister in court 14 September 2018 HARARE - Former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa was hauled before the courts yesterday, charged with criminal abuse of office. Parirenyatwa was at the helm of the Health ministry between 2013 and July this year. He is one of the Zanu PF heavyweights dropped from President ...
Govt ups ante on cervical cancer 15 May 2018 HARARE - Government has commenced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations which are targeting 800 000 girls as part of its concerted effort to fight cervical cancer. The vaccine which was first introduced in 2014 and piloted in Beitbridge and Marondera targets girls between the ages of 10...
Govt tackles cancer treatment costs 12 May 2018 HARARE - Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said government is in the process of studying proposals to reduce the high costs of treating cancer patients as his ministry launches a full assault on the disease which is emerging as one of the top killers in a country ravaged by po...
Concerns over delayed public health law 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has made a passionate plea to MPs and Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa to prioritise the finalisation of the Public Health Amendment Bill before the dissolution of the current Parliament. CWGH executive director Itai Rusike...
Fired nurses resume duty 12 May 2018 HARARE - Government has recalled nurses that it had discharged from service, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. He said the health professionals have since resumed their duties. “I would want to clarify that after the nurses had been dismissed, they were then reques...
Mixed reactions over Mbanje legalisation 30 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed mixed feelings over government's move to legalise the production of cannabis (mbanje). Last Friday, government gazetted a $50 000 licence fee for those wishing to farm the drug while at the same time reducing the prison terms of those caught illegally dealin...
Govt still to dismiss nurses 20 April 2018 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB), which is the appointing authority of practitioners in the public health system, has so far failed to issue termination letters to thousands of nurses relieved of their duties for downing tools. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) sai...
Govt recruits retired nurses 19 April 2018 HARARE - Government has begun the recruitment of retired nurses, following the dismissal of all striking nurses on Tuesday. In a letter addressed to all chief executive officers and provincial medical directors by the acting secretary for Health and Child Care, the recruitment drive is in ligh...
Nurses embark on countrywide strike 16 April 2018 HARARE - In a move that is set to bring the public health sector to a standstill,  thousands of nurses across the country will begin their strike today after they failed to reach an agreement with the government on their demands for a pay hike and improved working conditions. At the same time,...
Doctors' strike has become national crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors' strike has clocked a month today. The impasse between the health professionals and government — the third in three years over the same issues — has taken an unnecessarily long time to resolve. But the pain has mainly been borne by the ordinary struggling m...
Striking doctors slam Parirenyatwa 26 March 2018 HARARE - The negligence of Health and Child Care minister, David Parirenyatwa, in addressing the concerns of the country's striking medical doctors and his recent utterances appear to have worsened the crisis, with doctors insisting they are not ready to return to hospital wards until their griev...
Health workers are underpaid, Parirenyatwa admits 23 March 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has acknowledged that health workers in Zimbabwe are underpaid adding that the current impasse between government and doctors is now being handled by “higher offices.” Parirenyatwa told the Senate yesterday that Zimbabwe needs to prioritise the healt...
Did First Lady's hospital visits mean anything? 23 March 2018 HARARE - The stance taken by health authorities to withhold salaries for striking doctors comes as a shock and huge disappointment. This is why. In the recent past, just after taking office after dislodging former president Robert Mugabe, there were reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Doctors' strike widens 15 March 2018 HARARE - In an escalation of demands for improved pay and better working conditions, doctors yesterday announced they were widening their strike until government “plays ball”, further compounding problems for stranded patients at the country's public hospitals. The announcement comes as senior...
Govt priorities warped: Doctors 12 March 2018 HARARE - Doctors have accused government of ignoring their welfare while instead opting to push for the Public Health Amendment Bill. During a Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) discussion between parliamentarians and medical practitioners last week, doctors argued their ...
Aphrodisiac craze hits ancient city of Masvingo 4 February 2018 HARARE - Married men in Masvingo are in a mad rush for an aphrodisiac called muchemedzambuya which boosts virility and makes them perform better in bed. The men are flocking to the residence of traditional healer Prosper Dohwai, affectionately known as Sekuru Mhofu. Recently, there was a re...
Gvt suspends hospitals' private partnerships 29 January 2018 HARARE - Government has suspended private-public partnerships for hospitals, arguing the arrangements were not viable. Speaking in the National Assembly last week, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said they were going to review the programme and see whether they can continue or not in the fu...
Drug shortages to end — Parirenyatwa 29 January 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said drugs shortages in the country's public hospitals will soon end as government has managed to secure medicines through money collected from the airtime levy. Parirenyatwa made the revelation in the National Assembly last week after Zanu PF MP...
Health ministry bemoans poor budget 29 January 2018 HARARE - The health sector's $520 million 2018 budget allocation remains too low, despite Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa having increased it from $454 million, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said. He said there was a lot of damage, wear and tear at the hospitals that needs to be fixed....
Govt ill-equipped to contain cholera 28 January 2018 HARARE - Government's efforts to contain the cholera outbreak are being hampered by lack of resources, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. The outbreak has so far claimed four lives in Chegutu, with suspected cases of the epidemic having risen to 65. Chegutu is grapp...
Witch-hunt over ED poisoning 24 January 2018 MUTARE - A senior Zanu PF official has sensationally claimed that one of the passengers in a helicopter ride to a presidential youth interface rally held in Gwanda last August tried to take the life of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa by slipping a potentially lethal poison into the food he...