Over 450 nurses at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital yesterday took a bold step and apologised to Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Professor Amon Murwira, during a dialogue meeting which was held at the hospital.
Since May this year, Bulawayo has reported almost 3000 diarrhoea cases in three major surburbs namely Luveve, Magwegwe and Mzilikazi with five more suburbs having been added to the list this last month. The attaining situation has become a major public health concern especially in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvagwa in a post Cabinet briefing yesterday announced that as a measure to enable the smooth flow of returnees from South Africa at the Beitbridge Border Post, the Embassy of Zimbabwe in South Africa has drawn up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the country continues to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
The appointment of Honourable Vice President Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga as the Minister of Health and Child Care demonstrates Government’s commitment to restore the dignity of the health sector in Zimbabwe by identifying the gaps which had not been addressed for a long time.
Traditional medicines (TM) still play an important role in meeting basic health care needs of local communities. Moreso, it remains the most affordable and easily accessible source of therapeutic treatment in the primary healthcare system for members the general populace.
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