Health

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic

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News | 22 May 2024

“Silent disease” outed at African Hepatitis Convention

Many South Africans with hepatitis go undiagnosed

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News | 20 May 2024

Community health workers toyi-toyi outside Alan Winde’s offices

They were demanding full employment by the province

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Brief | 17 May 2024

Activists and patients march on Gauteng health department demanding radiation treatment

Nearly R800-million set aside for radiation treatment outsourcing has not been spent

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News | 30 April 2024

Department of health fails to buy life-saving device for diabetes patients

Using vials and syringes instead of pens can lead to insulin dosing errors which can be fatal

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News | 24 April 2024

“Anti-vax” doctor’s disciplinary inquiry gets underway

Shankara Chetty is accused of failing to act in the best interests of patients

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Law | 11 April 2024

Medical workers protest against attacks on them

20 armed attacks on EMS workers in the past year.

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Brief | 11 April 2024

Hundreds of security guards sent home without wages after Eastern Cape health department fails to pay contractors

Department promises to make payments from April, the start of the new financial year

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Brief | 27 March 2024

Nurses and patients have to bring their own water to this Limpopo clinic

Nthabalala clinic near Elim has not had running water since mid-2022, according to residents

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Brief | 27 March 2024

Activists call on government to declare TB a national health crisis

Though TB is preventable and treatable, more than 50,000 people died of it in South Africa in 2022

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Brief | 20 March 2024

Arrested Cathcart leader’s court appearance moved 120km away out of fear of protests

Mziwebongo Burwana was arrested during violent protests sparked by rumours that the Cathcart Hospital will be downgraded

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Brief | 20 March 2024

Community health workers march in East London

They want to be in-sourced and they want proper personal protective equipment

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Brief | 11 March 2024

Health department fails to pay security contractor, leaving guards without salaries

Company says it can’t pay guards until it receives R3-million it is owed

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Brief | 8 March 2024

Alexandra grannies trade knitting needles for boxing gloves

They attend boxing classes once a week as part of a project called GOGOBox

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Brief | 7 March 2024

New Limpopo clinic has no running water

Municipality says Department of Health never applied for a connection

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Brief | 6 March 2024