Articles tagged 'parirenyatwa group of 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. [...
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...
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...
Hospital faces suit over medical malpractice 7 August 2017 HARARE - A 44-year-old woman tragically lost her fingers on her most active right hand due to a medical error at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Netsai Matibe from Dzivaresekwa Extension in Harare is mulling dragging the hospital to court for medical negligence, alleging the loss of her hand ...
Zim on course to perform first heart transplant 11 May 2017 HARARE - Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals could soon perform its first heart transplant after the National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Noic) granted the health institution's cardiology department $350 000 for capacitation. The hospitals' consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, David Chim...
UZ-trained doctors recognised in California 11 April 2017 HARARE - Students studying towards medical degrees at the University of Zimbabwe's College Of Health Sciences now qualify to secure licences to practice in California after they graduate, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has said. This follows a long-standing collaborative partnership between UZ an...
Defiant Mugadza refuses to settle $15 medical bill 5 April 2017 HARARE - Cleric Phillip Mugadza is refusing to settle a $15 medical bill incurred when he was treated at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa), demanding that President Robert Mugabe must foot the expense. The man of cloth — who made headlines after prophesying that 93-year-old Mugabe...
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...
Chaos at hospitals as strike widens 3 March 2017 HARARE - The strike by doctors and  nurses who were yesterday joined by midwives has paralysed State hospitals where uniformed forces, roped in by government to contain the situation, have been overwhelmed by the chaos as the industrial action widens. This comes as President Robert Mugabe's ca...
Nurses issue strike notice 28 February 2017 HARARE - The chaos that is ravaging public hospitals is set to plumb new depths after nurses issued a notice yesterday to join medical doctors in striking over their poor working conditions. This comes as the strike by doctors enters its third week, forcing government to deploy army medics to ...
Striking doctors remain defiant 23 February 2017 HARARE - Hospital doctors, who have been on strike for the second week running, have insisted they will not report for duty until they get an audience with the Finance ministry and their concerns addressed. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president Edgar Munatsi told the Daily News that ...
Nurses stand in for doctors amid strike 20 February 2017 HARARE - Nurses are apparently standing in for striking doctors, as health institutions attempt to ease the impact of the industrial action, now in its second week. During a visit by Daily News to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa) — Zimbabwe’s largest referral hospital — to assess...
Pari Hospital slams Council over water crisis 3 November 2016 HARARE - Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Pari) chief executive, Thomas Zigora, has slammed Harare City Council (HCC) for claiming that the health institution has constant supply of municipal water, yet its taps ran dry way back. Zigora said they have since been forced to resort to emergency w...
Cancer drugs prices shoot up 21 August 2015 HARARE - Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has in the last three months hiked chemotherapy drugs prices by up to seven times, a top official has confirmed. Director of the Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) Clinic at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Margaret Borok said the drugs, priced between $10 and $70, had escalate...
Govt urged to slash public hospitals' consultation fees 7 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe should redouble its efforts to slash the prohibitive costs of treatment at public hospitals to achieve greater access to health care, a top Swaziland official has said. Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, the Swaziland Health minister, said this on Thursday after touring NatPharm, Par...
Legislators question detention of patients 19 March 2014 HARARE - Legislators yesterday spoke against the detention of patients at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals who fail to pay their medical bills. Lawmakers in the Health and Child Welfare parliamentary portfolio committee, led by MDC legislator Ruth Labode, made the remarks during a familiarisati...
Lift nurse freeze: Parirenyatwa 20 February 2014 HARARE - Hospital performance is being jeopardised because of widespread nurse shortages after government froze vacant posts, a Cabinet minister has said. During a tour of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) on Tuesday, David Parirenyatwa, Health and Child Care minister, said state-of-the-ar...