Articles tagged 'hospitals'

High Court to hear nurses' application 25 April 2018 HARARE - The High Court will tomorrow hold a hearing on an application filed by disgruntled nurses who are challenging government's decision to terminate their contracts following last week's industrial action. Justice Amy Tsanga will hear the application. In their urgent application that w...
Chiwenga caught offside over strike 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. The former commander of the Zimbabwe D...
Nurses strike: Govt must give dialogue a chance 19 April 2018 HARARE - The firing of striking nurses on the eve of the country's 38th independence anniversary does not bode well for the country's potential to dialogue with its broader and disgruntled employees' body. On Tuesday night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga issued a statement announcing the ...
Nurses strike: Chiwenga caught offside 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Nurses to go on strike 14 April 2018 HARARE – Nurses have threatened to go on strike next week if government fails to heed their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired. Teachers have also put President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on notice if it fail...
Parirenyatwa should quit 1 April 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa should just do the honourable thing and resign so as to save the little that is left of an ailing Zimbabwean health sector. The doctors' strike that crippled the entire health sector for more than three weeks is testimony of his shortcomings. Pari...
Chiefs offer to help solve doctors' crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - National Council of Chiefs (NCC) president Fortune Charumbira has urged government to engage the traditional leaders to solve the crippling doctors' strike, which has now clocked a month. The public hospitals health professionals are at loggerheads with government, demanding better re...
Doctors threaten to down tools 20 January 2018 HARARE - The country's medical doctors are threatening to down tools if government does not increase their on-call allowances by 50 percent, among other demands. In a letter dated January 18, 2018, addressed to the minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, the doctors said their de...
Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government must suspend the health sector recruitment freeze as hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care has said. In 2011, authorities imposed a recruitment freeze at State health facilities across the country in ...
Medical Aid Societies Bill debate intensifies 30 September 2017 HARARE - Medical insurers have claimed there is nothing wrong with them operating medical facilities, as debate on conflict of interest looms. In a presentation made to the Health ministry on the Medical Aid Societies Bill the Association of Healthcare Funders Association said there was no jus...
Zim doctors threaten to strike 26 September 2017 HARARE - Doctors in Zimbabwe's public healthcare system have threatened to strike in protest over salaries whose value is being wiped out by a deepening economic crisis. Zimbabwean doctors have demanded that government put in place contingency measures that ensure health workers are adequately...
RBZ allocates forex to stem drug crisis 15 September 2017 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has allocated an unspecified  amount of foreign currency to the pharmaceutical industry in a frantic  move to avert a potentially devastating drug shortage in the country. RBZ governor John Mangudya told the Daily News yesterday that the central bank...
Drug prices soar 14 September 2017 HARARE - A critical shortage of drugs is looming in Zimbabwe as pharmacies struggle to stock due to biting foreign currency challenges, which have forced them to hike prices of essential medicines. Zimbabwe is relying on foreign imports for its drugs, equipment and hospital consumables and imp...
Hospitals fail to conduct forensics 21 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's hospitals are failing to conduct forensic pathology examinations as there are no gas chromatograph machines to conduct the processes which are used to ascertain the cause of death of individuals and assist in solving crime. Health deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa said governm...
Govt seeks partner for drugs-maker CAPS 16 August 2017 HARARE - Government is looking for an investor to inject $6 million in once Zimbabwe's and  southern Africa's biggest drug manufacturer — CAPS Holdings — which has been teetering on the brink of total collapse ever since it started experiencing financial problems more than five years ago. CAPS...
Zim hospitals in need of revival 16 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa had to be airlifted to South Africa last week to receive urgent medical assistance following suspected food poisoning. Mnangagwa fell ill in Gwanda, where he was attending President Robert Mugabe's sixth youth interface meeting. He initially received ...
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...
I'm praying for Mugabe's health: Chamisa 4 April 2017 HARARE - MDC's Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has said he is praying for good health for President Robert Mugabe so he lives beyond 2018 “to see a new MDC-run Zimbabwe in which he will need not travel overseas for healthcare.” This comes as the 93-year-old leader continues to splurge millions on fr...
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 ...
Make renal treatment accessible, affordable 11 March 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa's recent revelation that over 1 000 cases of chronic kidney failure are being reported in Zimbabwe, with only 700 of these on dialysis, should make our government take this health challenge more seriously. In line with the Zimbabwe government's polic...
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...
Govt, civil servants strike bonus deal 7 March 2017 HARARE - Government has buckled under pressure from restive civil servants after it accepted to add an extra $180 million on its 2017 budget in order to pay the workers' long overdue 2016 bonuses. The two parties struck a deal following a lengthy deadlock that compelled the public workers to t...
We considered patients' plight: Doctors 6 March 2017 HARARE - The crippling doctors' strike, which was nearing four weeks, was called off in the interest of saving desperate patients' lives, a union representing the health professionals said. According to the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), government offered them a raw deal as it ...
Deal reached in nurses, doctors strike 5 March 2017 HARARE - Public health officials — including doctors and nurses — have called off their crippling strike after reaching an agreement with government on Friday, ending the stand-off which came at huge cost as hundreds of patients died during the chaos which ravaged the State hospitals in the last ...
'Zim doctors getting $329 a month' 5 March 2017   HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday's Bridget Mananavire spoke to Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president Edgar Munatsi about the ongoing strike by doctors. Q: As a starting point, what really triggered the strike? A: To give you a background of the on-going strike, someti...