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ZHRC: Hospitals defying government policy on issuance of Birth Records




ZHRC: Hospitals defying government policy on issuance of Birth Records. Recently held Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) public hearings on access to documentation has divulged that some medical institutions were withholding birth confirmation records for non-payment of medical bills and other absurd reasons, a move that is contrary to government policy.

A rape victim told the commission that she was not issued with her child’s birth records with the medical institution arguing that she was underage. She testified: A rape victim who testified before the commission said she was abused by her uncle while she was 13 years old and conceived a child.

My relatives did not believe me but defended my uncle. They did not even report the matter to the police. When I gave birth at Matibe Hospital in Mberengwa, nurses refused to issue me with a birth confirmation record, saying I was underage. I was told to first report the case to the police before they could issue me with a birth certificate for the child.

ZHRC chairperson, Elasto Mugwadi said that withholding birth records over non-payment was against government policy and a violation of children’s rights since it is the parent who would have entered into the contract with the institution, not the child.

Source – Pindula News

In other news – Stunner responds to Prophet Passion diss

Stunner responds to Prophet Passion diss. Earlier today there was a video of Prophet Passion taking a jab at rappers Mudiwa Hood and Desmond Chideme aka Stunner. The video quickly went viral on social media. Many people were talking about it. Well, it seems the video reached Stunner too and he responded to the man of God. This is what he had to say about the self-proclaimed man of God


I had so much respect for you munhu WaMwari, zvino kana imi vatinotarisira kuti mutiratidze gwara kuna Jesu mavakuti shora nekuti tuka, tino wana tariro kunani angatiparidzire achitisvitsa pana Mwari? Wotoshaya kuti a whole prophet anoita video achituka Ngirozi kana zveku…continue reading.




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