HARARE, October 17 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s health insurers say the shortage of foreign currency in the country has resulted in the cost of drugs escalating by as much as 70 percent.
HARARE, November 30 (The Source) – Medical insurer Steward Health, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless, has collapsed six individual health plans into a single plan citing high costs, resulting in a shock subscription rate increase from as low as $8 to $177 per month. “Steward… Read More
VICTORIA FALLS, September 14 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s health funders paid $400 million last year for services ranging from hospitalisation, drugs and laboratory tests, making the country one of the most expensive on the continent despite its comparatively low per capita income, industry statistics have… Read More
HARARE, June 18 (The Source) – The country’s second biggest medical aid society, Cimas on Thursday announced that it will introduce a raft of measures to reduce claims and abuse of benefits by some members while defending its 50 percent increase in subscriptions. Cimas, which… Read More
HARARE, June 15 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s second largest medical insurer Cimas has posted an after tax profit of $4,3 million for the full-year to December 2014 and has increased contributions for its top two packages by 50 percent with effect from July to cope… Read More
By Chipo Musoko, HARARE, May 15 (The Source) – Cimas Medical Aid Society has suspended online drug claims after losing $1,2 million in fraudulent claims, with the society incurring a $3,4 million drug bill during the first quarter of this year compared to $2,2 million… Read More
HARARE, February 11 (The Source) – Telecoms giant Econet Wireless on Wednesday launched a new service through which its subscribers can access health advice via the mobile phone, as the company diversifies its services to boost revenue. The Dial-A-Doctor service under EcoHealth, which will cost… Read More