CHINHOYI — A doctor here has offered free circumcision to local journalists as a way to save the profession from the ravages of Aids.
Samuel Mvurume, a urologist, made the pledge during a media briefing at the Chinhoyi Press Club last week and urged female scribes to bring their husbands for the procedure that has been proved to reduce HIV transmission by 60%.
Mvurume said his pledge was a “social responsibility” gesture.
“I have over the years extended free medical treatment to patients suffering from various ailments every Friday at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital.
“To you local journalists, I pledge to offer free male circumcision. Female journalists are encouraged to bring along their husbands or partners for the free procedure,” said Mvurume who is based at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, but resident in Chinhoyi.
He said the move was also aimed at popularising the practice as journalists had influence to change society’s perception of various issues.