Life Esidimeni: How good people come to do very bad things

Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department’s closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive. Levy Mosenogi could be described like many men who throughout history who have ended up on its bad side: a religious man and active in his community by his own account during his recent […]
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Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday announced a general 1.8% decrease in crime but remained scathing of efforts to curb violence. The crime statistics released in Parliament show that robberies are the highest they have been in a decade at 6% and are the cause of most aggravated contact crimes. Although the “most policeable crime”, […]
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Vermiste pasiënt se lyk ná 2 weke in hospitaal-dak gekry

Die lyk van ’n pasiënt wat in die Stellenbosch- Provinsiale hospitaal behandeling ontvang het, is in ’n makabere voorval in die dak van die hospitaal gekry nadat hy sowat twee weke terug verdwyn het. Die man (61), vermoedelik van die Paarl of Stellenbosch, was baie siek en deurmekaar toe hy twee weke gelede spoorloos uit […]
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SA health sector faces a crisis

South Africa compares unfavourably with middle-income countries on the ratios of medical and dental professionals, and many districts have limited access to specialists and subspecialists. Even South Africa’s private sector has fewer doctors per 100 000 people than most countries in the world. A comprehensive report produced by Econex after a request from the Hospital […]
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Staatshospitale in SA bloei weens tekort aan medici

Daar is meer as 4 000 vakatures by Gautengse staatshospitale in kritiek belangrike poste soos dié van spesialiste, aptekers, dokters en verpleegkundiges. Dié situasie het aan die lig gekom in die jaarverslag van die Gautengse departement van gesondheid wat onlangs in die provinsiale raad ter tafel gelê is, sê Jack Bloom, die DA se woordvoerder […]
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SA gewaarsku oor dodelike longpes

Die dodelike longpes wat in Madagaskar uitgebreek het, eis al hoe meer slagoffers met die dodetal wat nou al gestyg het tot 48 – en die Suid-Afrikaanse owerhede is gewaarsku om hier gereed te wees vir enige uitbreking. Die Wêreldgesondheidsorganisasie (WGO) sê 449 gevalle van longpes is reeds in Madagaskar bevestig. Die WGO waarsku daar […]
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Baba dood na swak diens in staatshospitaal – Nuwe ma ontneem van haar geluk

‘n Bronkhorstspruit ma, Priscilla Fuhri (39), is ontneem van haar geluk toe sy moes toekyk hoe haar pasgebore baba dogtertjie voor haar oë versmoor en tot sterwe kom as gevolg van nalatigheid by ’n mediese regerings instansie. Priscilla het op Maandag, 11 September in kraam gegaan. Sy was teen die tyd net ses maande en […]
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GAUTENG HEALTH OFFICIAL ADMITS BEING NEGLIGENT OVER ESIDIMENI TRAGEDY

A senior Gauteng Health Department official who headed the Life Esidimeni project has admitted that he was an irresponsible and negligent leader. Levy Mosenogi is testifying on Wednesday during the arbitration process between the State and families of victims of the Esidimeni tragedy. One-hundred-and-eighteen psychiatric patients died after the department terminated its contract with the […]
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#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can’t wait for the final National Health Insurance (NHI) system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage, but needs to start implementing projects and programmes that will make a real difference in people’s lives now. And this can’t be done without cooperation between the public and private health sectors. This was […]
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Medical negligence claims in public health sector rise by 25%

The sorry state of the public health sector is reflected in the sharp rise in medical negligence claims against provincial health departments, increasing by around 25% per year between 2011 and 2016. Medical negligence claims rise by 25%. This is according to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC Attorneys who says that the Gauteng Department of […]
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