Stop testing people for COVID-19, Govt warns private hospitals

By Staff Writer Government has ordered private institutions and hospitals to stop testing for COVID-19 without approval from the Ministry of Health. Concerned with the slow pace of screening and testing some individuals and companies were now turning to private institutions for diagnosis of the respiratory ailment that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. …

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Stop testing people for COVID-19, Govt warns private hospitals

By Staff Writer Government has ordered private institutions and hospitals to stop testing for COVID-19 without approval from the Ministry of Health. Concerned with the slow pace of screening and testing some individuals and companies were now turning to private institutions for diagnosis of the respiratory ailment that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. …

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Zimbabwe turns 40, but with a collapsed health system

By Marshall Bwanya As Zimbabwe turns 40 today, doctors and other medical practitioners have bemoaned the collapsed state of the health sector in the country which they attribute to a deliberate lack of investment by government in the past decades. The health sector in Zimbabwe is hugely dependent on development partners, donors and foreign governments …

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Mthuli agrees to set aside equipment budget for defence in forex

By Staff Reporter Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has agreed with Parliament to set part of the defence budget in foreign currency adding that the call is genuine. Legislators argued that since Air Force of Zimbabwe requires various materials and equipment which are not manufactured in the country there was a need to set part of …

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Parly exposes lying Natpharm manager over ARVs shortages

By James Martin Parliament on Monday exposed National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) operations manager Charles Mwaramba for lying that the country has enough stocks of ARVs at a time when most general hospitals have actually run out of stocks. Appearing before a joint meeting of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care sitting together …

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Six years after the New Constitution: What still needs to be fixed

OPINION By Loreen Tadzingwa The making of the new constitution is an important development in the history of any country as it affords the citizens an opportunity to either strengthen their governance system into a truly democratic one. The process gives people a chance to make a fresh start by reviewing their past experiences, identifying …

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