Pit Latrine Remains King For Garikai, 20 Years On

By Correspondent    Over 600 Garikai Housing Scheme families in Masvingo are still living without any ablution facilities over 20 years after the project was launched. Recently Masvingo City Council revealed that the building of a sewage system isn’t yet in the pipeline. Masvingo Mayor Alec Tabe told Open Council they don’t have money for such […]

Mohadi-Commissioned Clinic Shut Down After One Year

By Tonderai Saharo. The hastily commissioned Runyararo North West End clinic has been closed down following the discovery of structural defects barely a year after opening. Vice President Kembo Mohadi officially opened the health center last year. The clinic was built using devolution funds and took less than a year to complete. However, it was […]

Suspicions of Fraud as Rimuka Maternity Wing Construction Stalls

By Lovemore Chazingwa Construction of a maternity wing at Kadoma council’s Rimuka Family Home (RFM) has hit a dead end despite a donation of US$25 000. The structure, at the place formerly known as Rimuka Maternity Home, has remained half-done since 2021. However, revelations by a source who was in the Committee handling funds for […]

Shortage Of Mental Health Drugs Hits Masvingo

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo city council’s four clinics have been crippled with a shortage of anti-psychotic drugs. This comes amid a surge of mental health patients seeking services at the local authority’s health centers. Council’s Health and Environmental Committee indicated that council clinics on average receive 107 mental patients per month. The patients have varying […]

Mumps Outbreak Hits Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council’s Health Department has raised a red flag over an outbreak of mumps virus (makwirikwizha) in council schools. In a statement it said the increase in cases of mumps has become a cause of concern for council. The outbreak has disrupted learning and is likely to go out of hand in […]

Resignations Cripple Masvingo Health Sector

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council Health Department has been hit hard by a shortage of staff following resignations, retirement and deaths. It has since proposed re-engaging 4 retired nurses and advertising for the recruitment of 4 nurses, 2 Environmental Health Technicians and a waste management officer. Council received seven resignations, one retirement and suffered one […]

Nyika Growth Point Running With No Toilets

By Correspondent Famous Bikita Growth Point, Nyika, is facing a potential health crisis following a month long blockage and non-functioning of its solitary public toilet. Bikita Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) has since written to Bikita Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Chibhi demanding immediate action. “We as Bikita residents trading in and […]

Masvingo Council Closing Down Butcheries

By Correspondent Days are numbered for unscrupulous butcheries operating in Masvingo as the local authority moves in to close down outlets selling uninspected meat. Masvingo City council public relations officer Ashely Jinjika said the city has witnessed a surge in the selling of uninspected meat. Resultantly, council will be carrying out an operation to end […]

Rabies Headache For Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo residents are calling for a dog tie up order as the city is witnessing a surge in dog bites, coupled by the shortage of rabies vaccines in council clinics. Information obtained from the Ministry of Health and Child Care officials in Masvingo indicated that the city has already recorded at least 10 […]

Newly-Born Babies Turned Away From Clinics Over US$6

By Tonderai Saharo Many Masvingo mothers and their babies are being turned away from council clinics as they are failing to pay a mandatory US$6 administration fee to access neonatal health care. The mothers are being told to either approach Masvingo Provincial Hospital or nearby rural health facilities for the services. Neonatal cares refers to […]