500 Still Missing As Rescue Efforts Continue in Chimanimani

MORE than 500 people are still missing in Rusitu Valley in Chimanimani District as rescue efforts are being hampered by damaged roads, 3 Infantry Brigade commander Major-General Joe Muzvidziwa, who is leading the army rescue mission, has said. Efforts to rescue victims of Cyclone Idai are still underway, with the military yesterday being assisted by a privately-owned helicopter that was ferrying the critically injured from some of the affected areas to Mutambara Hospital and Skyline Help Centre. Helicopters could not fly into the area since Sunday owing to bad weather.…

HIV Cure found?

The cure for HIV has been invented and medically certified, the President of the United States of America Donald Trump has revealed. In a celebratory tone on Tuesday Trump said, “HIV Is Cured In 2nd Patient, Doctors Report. NY Times, Such great news for so many. Tremendous progress being made.” President Trump has been a proponent of cutting the budget allocated to fighting HIV and directing energies t5owards find a cure. At the 2017, Trump fired all members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), leaving the council empty…

Chiwenga, Doctors Showdown.2 Looms

Another showdown is looming between doctors and government as the Health ministry has not yet addressed doctors’ demands agreed in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which saw the medical practitioners ending their industrial action. In December the doctors embarked on a 40-day industrial action that ended in January this year, protesting the severe shortages of pharmaceutical drugs and equipment at public hospitals, among a host of other grievances. In a letter seen by the Daily News, addressed to the Health Service Board Health and Health minister Obadiah Moyo, the Zimbabwe…

UNICEF Provides Hearing Aids To Children

Chegutu, Zimbabwe, — Aclas Farasi, an eight year-old-boy born with a hearing impairment, tilts his head to the right and leans forward to comprehend the words being spoken by his father. He tries to join the conversation, but speaks in a muffled voice. He requires frequent repetition of questions before he speaks about a sad episode that almost claimed his life. In May, while on his way to school, he was hit by a car because he could not hear it coming. His right hand still needs physiotherapy four months…

Byo Declares War On Drug Dealers

BULAWAYO residents have declared war on illegal drug dealers and called on police to arrest all known dealers who are ruining lives of youths in the city. Residents and civic society groups in Bulawayo recently marched to known drug dealers’ houses in Entumbane and Mpopoma before marching to Entumbane Police Station where they demanded the arrest of the suspects. The drug lords are peddling BronCleer, Diazepam and marijuana, among other narcotics. “The drug dealers have reportedly been arrested, but in a few weeks they will be back on the streets.…

Cholera Outbreak Hits Mutoko

An 18-year-old Mutoko man has succumbed to cholera, with four others currently admitted as the country records a fresh outbreak of the medieval waterborne disease. Mashonaland East provincial Epidemiology and Disease Control officer Paul Matsvimbo confirmed the fresh outbreak yesterday and said government had since set up two treatment camps in the area. “I confirm the death of an 18-year-old male adult in the Rukanda area, about 15km from Mutoko Centre. We received a report of a suspected death by cholera from a village health worker. Our team then took…

40 to Undergo Cleft Lip, Palate Surgeries

SMILE Train, a United States-headquartered non-profit organisation, in partnership with Citimed Hospital in Chitungwiza, will next week conduct free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries and has so far signed up 40 children for the operation. Harare-based medical practitioner Silas Bere yesterday told reporters that Smile Train had been working with other local hospitals on similar projects. “It is an agreement between Smile Train and Zimbabwean hospitals and we are currently here at Citimed Hospital, targeting at least 40 people with either of the two deformities to receive the free…