Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries

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Ronald Melly, the fake doctor from Nandi County, performed eight successful operations at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital before he was transferred to head Meteitei Sub-County Hospital, a report shows. The details, which sparked a public outcry, were contained in a report prepared by Health ministry officials in the county and was tabled in the assembly before the House went on recess last Thursday. What is the suitable specialty for your personality, check our free 10 questions quiz here: Medical Specialty Quiz County health chief officer Edward Serem submitted the report,…

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More mental patients at Ingutsheni

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THE number of patients seeking mental health services at Ingutsheni Central Hospital in Bulawayo continues to rise with latest statistics showing that a total of 2 400 outpatients were seen in August. This came out during a visit and donation by 26 doctors from the United Kingdom who applauded the hospital for maintaining health standards with measly resources. Dr Wellington Ranga, the clinical director, said most of the outpatients were referrals from other health institutions. He said the common illness affecting patients at Ingutsheni, which has 616 patients, is schizophrenia.…

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Bulawayo man offers $10 for child upkeep

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A MAGISTRATE has chided a Bulawayo man for protesting at the top of his voice after a court declined his $10 monthly maintenance offer for his one-year-old child. Jaconia Ndaba disrupted other courts as he continued shouting his displeasure outside the maintenance courts. Bulawayo magistrate Mr Usheunesu Matova ordered Ndaba to pay $45 a month for the upkeep of his child and disregarded his “nonsensical $10 offer.” Ms Demetria Nxumalo had demanded $170 from Ndaba. “He has not been taking care of his child. I am requesting $170 for the…

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Evil killer who murdered mum and toddler kept hit list of child rape victims with chilling words next to each

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It is thought likely Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was killed so murderer Daniel James Holdom could sexually assault two-year-old Khandalyce in Australia An evil killer who murdered a 20-year-old mum and her two-year-old daughter was found with a chilling notebook listing children’s names. Each had the words “consent”, “rape” and “forced” written next to them. A court heard it is likely mum Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was killed so murderer Daniel James Holdom could sexually assault her daughter Khandalyce. The word “rape” was written next to Khandalyce’s name in the notepad found with Holdom,…

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Bulawayo women warned on marauding gang rapists

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A THREE-men gang is allegedly on the prowl and gang-raping women in bushy areas around Bulawayo, police have warned. Two women fell victim to the trio in two consecutive days this week. National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said on Monday, the suspects raped a woman who was walking with her boyfriend in Nkulumane suburb. “One of their victims was walking with her boyfriend and they grabbed both of them from behind but the man managed to escape. The trio then took turns to rape the woman,” she…

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Two sex organs 10-yr-old needs $2,5k for operation

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A 10-YEAR-OLD child from Tsholotsho who has both female and male sexual organs is seeking $2 500 for an operation to get rid of one of them. The child, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, is suffering from a rare condition called “ambiguous genitalia” — also described as hermaphroditism. The condition, the child’s grandmother told The Chronicle, is affecting the youngster emotionally and physically. The Department of Rehabilitation at Tsholotsho District Hospital and the Tsholotsho Social Welfare Department discovered the child was suffering from the rare disorder in 2011…

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Expecting mothers sleep on floor as Mpilo Hospital fails to cope

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MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo is failing to cope with the high number of maternity patients resulting in some of the expecting and new mothers sleeping on the floor, a situation described as deplorable by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo. Hospital authorities say this is a result of the scrapping of maternity fees by Government at public hospitals which has seen all patients flocking to Mpilo without referral from council clinics which continue to charge maternity fees. Patients on the other hand, say the situation may escalate…

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Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected

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Facebook admits to massive security breach affecting 50 MILLION users in the latest setback for Mark Zuckerberg and the beleaguered social media giant after their ‘View As’ feature on the app was hacked .Facebook on Friday admitted to a security breach that affected 50 million users .The social media giant said attackers exploited Facebook’s ‘View As’ feature, which lets people view what their profiles look like to other people .The attackers took advantage of a feature in the code, called ‘Access Tokens’ .Access Tokens don’t include a user’s password, but…

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Two brothers from Bulawayo Nketa 6 die in horror crash

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TWO brothers from Bulawayo’s Nketa 6 suburb who were popular illegal money changers (osiphatheleni) and taxi operators died yesterday after being involved in a head-on road accident near Gweru. Wellington Moyo and his brother Brighton crashed 10KM after Shangani along the Bulawayo-Gweru Road. The two were in a Toyota Camry that crashed head-on with a car that was travelling towards Gweru. Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Ethel Mukwende yesterday said she had not received details about the accident. But Consha Enterprises proprietor Mr Shasha Gomez and the two’s boss confirmed the…

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Zimbabwe scientists discover rare disease

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ZIMBABWEAN scientists working in collaboration with their counterparts at the University of Edinburgh (UK) have discovered a rare disease – systematic lupus erythematosus – that affects mainly black people. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex chronic autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, hematopoietic system, kidneys, lungs and the central nervous system. Previous studies report differences in the prevalence and severity of SLE in different ethnic groups. SLE-associated mortality in Black American patients is 24 percent, compared with five percent among Asians with comparable demographic…

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