Preparations for turning a section of Parirenyatwa Hospital into a Covid-19 isolation and testing centre are at an advanced stage, this was revealed by Minster of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo during a tour of the facility.
As Zimbabwe intensifies measures in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the country’s education and private sector has joined hands in resource mobilisation towards efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Some health workers seem unwilling to be taking care of Covid-19 patients, raising issues like the “absence” of personal protection equipment” and non- payment of risk allowances, among other issues, Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, addressing health workers who were part of professional associations at State House yesterday, he allayed their fears revealing that Government prioritised their welfare.
Information for Travellers Arriving to Zimbabwe
This information is for travellers who have been in countries or territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Ministry’s position on travellers from affected countries to Zimbabwe
As part of its efforts to strengthen Zimbabwe’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 from affected countries, government hereby advises that as a country we continue to be guided by, and follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and advice on travel requirements. As such all travellers from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases are screened at ports of entry on arrival in Zimbabwe.
This Ministry of Health and Child Care program is supported by AFRICAID Zvandiri and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).
POC EID is a program which focuses on testing infants exposed to HIV and AIDS at 6weeks, at the point of receiving care.
Speaking on the program the POC EID focal person for Matabeleland North province Perpetual Mthombeni pointed out that POC EID is a welcome development in managing HIV and AIDS in children.
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