Category: Health

40 Cuban specialist doctors jet in

A group of 40 Cuban specialist doctors has arrived in the country as part of government to government cooperation. The specialist doctors come at a time the country is facing challenges in the health sector as a result of an industrial action by nurses. The group of Cuban doctors arrived at the Robert Mugabe International Airport and indicated they are ready for deployment across the country. Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Carmelina Ramirez Rodriquez said this is part of the long standing cooperation between Zimbabwe and Cuba. Patron of the Cuban Zimbabwe Friendship Association Cde Chen Chimutengwende noted the coming of the doctors will go a long way in assisting the country’s health delivery system. The long standing partnership between Cuba and Zimbabwe will ease shortages of specialist doctors and the team is expected to spend about three years in the country. Cuba is one of the countries that offer free health and education for all and Zimbabwe is in the process of achieving such...

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Rutope Clinic to be transformed into a hospital

Government is set to transform Rutope Clinic into a hospital and the Bindura Rural District Council (RDC) is pushing for the speedy implementation of this transformative landscape. In a bid to intensify quality provision of health services in the country, clinics are being transformed into hospitals. This has been witnessed in Mashonaland Central Province with Rutope Clinic being the latest health centre to be transformed into a rural hospital through the initiative from Bindura RDC and their partners. Speaking after a ground breaking ceremony, Mashonaland Central provincial administrator Mr Cosmos Chiringa said success of the project requires the participation...

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Govt begins new recruitment of nurses

The Health Services Board (HSB) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care is inviting applications from qualified unemployed registered general nurses, primary care nurses and similarly retired nurses below the age of 70 to fill nursing posts in the health service. This follows the dismissal of striking nurses by the government on Tuesday. In a statement to the ZBC News, the HSB said all applicants should have valid practicing certificates. The ministry also said in the interim, all members who are on vacation leave, annual leave and nights off should report for duty with immediate effect. Those who...

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New recruitment process for nurses begins

The government has stated rehiring nurses below the age of 70 to take up posts left by fired nurses who were on strike recently. Speaking to the ZBC News in Harare today, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the sacking of striking nurses has created a shortage of nurses in government’s health institutions, adding that the rehiring process presents an opportunity for all trained nurses to apply. He also said those who were fired can also apply as new employees, adding that they can approach nearest central hospital, provincial hospital and provincial medical health...

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BREAKING: Govt dismisses striking nurses

The government in the interest of patients and of saving lives has dismissed all the striking nurses with immediate effect. In a statement to ZBC News this Tuesday evening, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga said against the background of series of meetings involving government, the Health Services Board (HSB) and the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) which were meant to resolve the industrial action by nursing staff in the public health sector and the subsequent decision by government yesterday to accede to the demands made by the striking nurses, the government regrets to note that the industrial action in this...

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