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Mahusekwa District Hospital to be a shining beacon

Mahusekwa District Hospital to be a shining beacon

The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. O. Moyo commented Mahusekwa District Hospital should be a shining beacon in the provision of health care services in the province and beyond.

“Let’s put our heads together and find workable solutions that will make Mahusekwa District Hospital a shining beacon in the provision of medical services to its community and beyond its boundaries. It is strategically positioned to cater for a huge population thereby reducing the burden of excessive numbers for Marondera provincial Hospital”, said Dr. O. Moyo.

The minister also applauded the Chinese government for donating state of the art machinery (biogas system, laboratory biochemistry, fluoroscope and computerized tomography (CT)scan). He however, highlighted that there is need to train staff on how to operate some of the equipment.

“We thank our Chinese counter partners who have continued to support us with the phase two construction of the hospital. The later has state of the art equipment though it is just lying idle as there is no skilled manpower to both operate and service the machine”, Dr Moyo said.

Echoing the same sentiments,District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. Muzamindo observed that most of the machinery’s manuals are written in Chinese and some of the machines are not functional.

“We need training on how to operate these clinical machines because they are in Chinese. The training that we had was on maintenance, so we need interpreters,” said Dr. M. Muzamindo.

The DMO further highlighted the shortage of accommodation, power and water as challenges hindering the smooth flow of the construction process.

“From the 30th of April 2018 to date we have recorded over 650hrs of power outages affecting our machines and daily operations. The transfer at Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) Mahusekwa has been down for nearly three months leaving us to survive solely on borehole and stored water tanks.We have a staff compliment of 177 yet we have 20 houses currently, so we hope to consider budgeting funds that will allow for structures able to accommodate more households, at least 120 households”, said Dr Muzamindo.

The Hon. Min. O. Moyo promised to help expedite the establishment of a power substation for Mahusekwa that will curb the power shortages, revamp water supply and accelerate the whole construction process. 

“The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) officials are here, begin working on thelow-tension (LT) line tomorrow and increase your gangs to expedite the process.  A wealthy nation is a healthy nation; therefore, this construction should be complete by March 2019 so we can achieve our development agenda of providing primary health care from the village level,” said Dr. O. Moyo.

Need for public health awareness on Alcohol and Substance use.

Need for public health awareness on Alcohol and Substance use.

At least1000 people a year die from alcohol related road traffic accidents and 3000 people sustain substance related injuries in the country.
Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo said this during a Stakeholders Meeting on Treatment and Rehabilitation of Alcohol and Substance use Disorders in Zimbabwe held in Harare today.
“Alcohol and substance use disorders contribute significantly to disease burden worldwide and in Zimbabwe. These disorders are becoming a heavy burden to the families, communities, the health system as well as the national economy.
In Zimbabwe, 1000 people a year die from alcohol related road traffic accidents and 3000 people sustain substance related injuries,” Minister Moyo said.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness: President Mnangagwa.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness: President Mnangagwa.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today leads a second clean-up campaign at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, as government intensifies efforts to thwart waste disposal and cholera outbreak.

Government has set aside the first Friday of every month as national environment cleaning day, and this month’s clean-up will be running under the theme “My environment, My Pride.”

The President urged all Zimbabweans to routinely maintain high standards of cleanliness to prevent the spread of diseases and not wait for every first Friday of the month to clean the environment.

"Although it is only the first Friday of each month dedicated to this activity, it does not mean that cleaning of the country should be done on this day alone. Cleaning of our country should be an everyday routine as cleanliness in next to Godliness,” he said.

As part of the National Clean-Up Campaign,

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Health Sector on the road to deliver quality services.

Health Sector on the road to deliver quality services.

Customers need a listening ear of top leadership to address their concerns and there is need for a holistic approach where information is shared to ensure no one is left behind. 
First Lady, Her Excellency Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa said this on Monday launching Ministry of Health and Child Care, Customer Care Program in Harare. 

 

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Early Diabetes screening saves lives.

Early Diabetes screening saves lives.

It is important that people talk about diabetes and raise awareness in the communities for early detection and diagnosis of the disease so as to save lives.

Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs honorable Mary Mliswa said this during the World Diabetes Day Commemorations held in Kariba recently.

 

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DISEASES / CONDITIONS

DEFINITIONS

Cholera

Suspected Case

Any patient age 5 years or more with severe dehydration or death from acute watery diarrhoea

If There Is A Cholera Epidemic: any person age 2 years or more with acute watery diarrhoea, with or without vomiting

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