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 […]