Articles tagged 'psmas'

Psmas targets informal sector 18 August 2017 HARARE – Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) yesterday launched a new low-cost medical insurance package tailor-made for the informal sector. Backed by years of research and with detailed input from members of the informal sector, Psmas’ Shield Plan offers unmatched services at an entr...
Psmas under the cosh 9 July 2017 HARARE - Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) is suffering a myriad problems — decreased membership, legal battles and a general lack of confidence in the society's card. On its end, its debtors are also not remitting payments, resulting in the society being owed over $120 million, with...
High Court throws out Psmas members' query 4 July 2017 HARARE - High Court Judge Priscillah Chigumba has dismissed an urgent chamber application by Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) members to have the dissolution of the Psmas board included on the annual general meeting (AGM) agenda. Psmas members Maphios Siamuchembo and Eden Frank Mtam...
Psmas board grilled at AGM 28 June 2017 HARARE - Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) board members faced two hours of angry questioning at the annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday, as they were forced to defend the company against accusations of astronomical compensation for top management. The board for Psmas — Zimbabwe’s...
Cuthbert Dube's home seized over debt 23 June 2017 HARARE - African Banking Corporation is  foreclosing former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) chief executive officer Cuthbert Dube’s four-bed roomed home, seized after failing to settle bad debt. This comes amid a surge in foreclosures representing a new wave of distressed property ...
Dube, Mujaji to lose properties 15 June 2017 HARARE – Former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) chief executive Cuthbert Dube and ex-PG Industries chief executive Gerald Mujaji are the latest high profile businessmen who are set to lose their properties over non-payment of debts. This comes as several entrepreneurs and company e...
Cuthbert Dube not yet off the hook: Zacc 13 June 2017 HARARE - Former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) chief executive officer Cuthbert Dube is not yet off the hook, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) said yesterday. “We have not cleared him on any issues,” Zacc commissioner and public education chairperson Farai Chinyani told ...
Psmas debt not priority: Minister 19 May 2017 HARARE - Government will not be settling the $150 million-plus Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) debt any time soon because it has other competing commitments, Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. She was responding to Gutu South Zanu PF MP Paul Chimedza who had asked w...
Student dies in freak accident 26 March 2017 HARARE - A University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student, Emmanuel Tsuro, who was on attachment at Premier Service Medical Investments (PSMI) on Friday died from severe burns suffered after a fire erupted when he was conducting a procedure at the company’s laboratory in Harare, the Daily News on Sunday has...
Civil servants against health insurance scheme 17 October 2016 HARARE - Civil servants say government should shelve its plans to introduce the National Health Insurance Scheme since it is struggling to meet its obligations at the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas). In an interview with the Daily News recently, Apex council spokesperson George Mus...
Workers say no to govt Psmas takeover 4 December 2015 HARARE - Premier Medical Aid Society (Psmas) members will withdraw their affiliation to the medical insurer en-masse if government goes ahead with its plans to take over the society, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has said. Responding to  weekend reports that President Robert Mug...
Mandishona deserved to go: Psmas 27 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's biggest medical insurance company, Premier Medical Aid Society says the dismissal of its former managing director Henry Mandishona, for gross incompetence, abuse of office and insubordination among a litany of charges, has no connection to a forensic audit report whose finding...
Psmi strike rages on 26 November 2015 HARARE - Premier Service Medical Investment (Psmi) bosses are drawing up plans to keep patient-disruption to a minimum after a crippling doctors' strike entered day three yesterday over a pay row, with government still failing to remit $44 million  it collected from civil servants. The organis...
Govt must avert a health catastrophe 25 November 2015 HARARE - The closure of clinics run by the Premier Services Medical Investment (PSMI) — on the back of the failure by government to remit millions of dollars to the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas), is a serious injustice to civil servants who form the bulk of the society's membership....
Govt risks thousands of lives as PSMI doctors strike 24 November 2015 HARARE - Government's failure to remit millions of dollars to the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) could cost thousands of people their lives after doctors at Premier Services Medical Investment (Psmi) went on strike yesterday, resulting in the closure of clinics and hospitals across t...
Arrest minister, legislators say 18 November 2015 HARARE - Members of Parliament from across the political divide say they want Health minister David Parirenyatwa and two other senior government officials accused of benefitting irregularly from the financially-strapped Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) arrested. This emerged in the ...
Minister puts lives of thousands at risk 9 November 2015 HARARE - Angered by the suspension of Public Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) boss Henry Mandishona, the minister of Labour, Prisca Mupfumira is refusing to release $10 million funds to the organisation meant for medicines and service providers thereby throwing thousands of patients’ lives at ...
Mupfumira named in Psmas scam 6 November 2015 HARARE – The Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) saga has taken a sensational twist with revelations that the minister of Labour Priscah Mupfumira, irregularly benefitted at the organisation by being  transferred to a very cheap scheme meant only for lowly paid civil  servants, investigat...
Psmas boss remains suspended 30 October 2015 HARARE - Top medical insurer, Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) has reversed the decision to reinstate managing director Henry Mandishona as the chaos caused by two ministers who interfered in the Psmas saga rages on. This follows a High Court suit filed by a Psmas member this week c...
Dube wins $3m arbitral award 21 April 2015 HARARE - In a move that is likely to cripple the operations of the Premier Services Medical Aid Society (Psmas) and its subsidiary the Premier Services Medical Investments (Private) Limited (PSMI) — an arbitrator has ordered the institutions to pay its group chief executive officer Cuthbert Dube ...
Mhlanga appointed Psmas manager 15 June 2014 HARARE - Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) acting chairperson Gibson Mhlanga has formally been appointed the interim manager. Mhlanga, who is a principal director in the ministry of Health and Child Care, has been given one year to set the debt-ridden Psmas in order. He aims to ha...
Zimra's move disastrous 13 June 2014 HARARE - The move by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to impose stiff penalties and garnisheeing the accounts of defaulting corporates is not only disastrous for companies but for the whole economy. For the past few months, the national tax collector has been instituting various ways of ...
Open Letter to Cuthbert Dube 2 April 2014 EDITOR — Dube, let me start by congratulating you for winning the much-awaited Zifa elections last Saturday. I hope I find you in great spirits and ready to begin your second spell at the helm of Zimbabwean football. Let me not get too excited about your re-election and remind you of things...
Charamba must resign: Maridadi 6 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, must resign over the Salarygate scandal ostensibly because he benefited through hefty payouts in the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) benefits saga. James Maridadi, an MDC MP, made the call during yesterday’s minister...
Perm secs booted from parastatal boards 6 March 2014 HARARE - Government has barred permanent secretaries from sitting on boards of State enterprises in the wake of the Salarygate scandal. This comes amid revelations by the Daily News that three government bureaucrats sat on the beleaguered  Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) main board...