Articles tagged 'gerald gwinji'

Govt tightens nurses entry requirements 16 October 2018 HARARE - The health and Child Care ministry has set new requirements for citizens looking to take up a general nurse training course from May 2019. In the new requirements widely circulated to government hospital matrons and tutors, Health and Child care permanent secretary Gerald Gwinji said ...
Free user-fee policy good but... 6 January 2018 HARARE - It is not in dispute that a sizeable number of Zimbabweans have not been accessing public and private health facilities because of the costs involved resulting in a situation whereby a number of people have actually died in silence from treatable diseases, while others have sought altern...
New machines lying idle at State hospitals 26 June 2017 HARARE - Expensive medical equipment acquired by government for its struggling hospitals has been gathering dust for four years — forcing hundreds of patients to seek private services — because there are no technicians to install them. This was revealed by the Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chir...
Snakebites claim 38 13 April 2017 HARARE - At least 38 people have died from snakebites since January this year, Health ministry permanent secretary Gerald Gwinji told Parliament recently. This comes as the Meteorological Services Department (Met) has warned residents to be on the look-out for the reptiles which are leaving th...
Parly demands probe into hospital deaths 30 March 2017 HARARE - Parliament has demanded an investigation into the death of a newly-born baby at Masvingo Provincial Hospital (MPH) due to alleged neglect by medical staff. The health institution's staff is accused of reportedly failing to attend to a woman in labour, resulting in her baby's death due...
Unqualified staff man Zim hospitals 29 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's health institutions are being manned by unqualified staff as a result of a recruitment freeze imposed by government, Parliament has been told. Health ministry secretary Gerald Gwinji told the Parliament's Public Accounts portfolio committee on Monday that the situation was ...
Govt 'punishes' strike doctors 8 March 2017 HARARE - Government has imposed three more months of internship for junior doctors who were on strike for the past three weeks. In a March 6, 2017 letter to all hospital chief executives, Health ministry secretary Gerald Gwinji said all doctors who were away for 14 days-plus will have to do th...
Hospital crisis far from over 21 September 2016 HARARE - The drugs crisis that has ravaged State hospitals is far from over after government said it will take between four to six months to acquire the urgently needed medicines. This comes as the hard-pressed Zimbabwe government is struggling to adequately fund public hospitals, forcing some...