Loved ones in Wester Cape can’t be buried due to morgue backlogs

Cape Town – A spike in gang violence and gun crimes are the main reasons why there is a pile up of corpses at state mortuaries. Staff shortages, delays with criminal investigations, and pathologists who have to testify in court are adding to the dire situation. Speaking on the sidelines of her department’s annual report […]
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Kundiges in gesondheidsbedryf krap kop oor toename in hospitalisasie

Kundiges in die gesondheidsbedryf het op die jaarlikse konferensie van die Hospitaalvereniging van Suid-Afrika (Hasa) in Kaapstad hewig van mekaar verskil oor wat die redes vir ‘n skerp toename in die koste van mediese skemas is. Matthew Prior, hoof van gesondheidsbeleid van Life Healtcare, sê ’n toename in benutting van gesondheidsdienste word die afgelope jare […]
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Hope you do not need an operation at Soweto’s World Famous Baragwanath Hospital

Machinery breakdowns and staff shortages are cited as reasons for a dramatic increase in the backlog for patients requiring surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital‚ which is up to five years for a hip op. Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has disclosed that 11‚736 patients are waiting for operations at the top state hospital. […]
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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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Health Professions Council of SA pursues bogus health practitioners

A rise in bogus health practitioners has forced the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) and medical schemes to strengthen their forensics units to curb fraud. A team at the HPCSA is conducting about 400 investigations into bogus practitioners. To date, just more than 40 arrests have been made, but prosecutions are slow. Data from […]
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Mpumalanga woman claims nurses left her to deliver her own baby

The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. Ester Mnisi claims that nursing staff at Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge ignored her pleas for help on Sunday, September 17, when she went into labour. “It was on Sunday, around six […]
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Annual Global Burden of Disease Study : SA’s development vs health progress gap

South Africa has one of the greatest misalignments in the world between development and health progress. It is one of five countries where actual health burden rates far exceed what one would expect based on its income and education levels, plus fertility rates. So says the Annual Global Burden of Disease Study. “Life expectancy in […]
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Wes-Kaapse Departement van Gesondheid en Openbare werke beoog om uiteindelik nuwe staatslykhuis te bou na jare se uitstel

Bouwerk het begin om die grootste staatslykhuis in die Wes-Kaap – wat 3 800 lykskouings per jaar doen – te vervang. Dit volg ná jare se beplanning en uitstel. Die Wes-Kaapse departemente van gesondheid en openbare werke het pas aangekondig daar is begin met die projek van R281 miljoen. Dit sal 23 maande neem om […]
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Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid moet opdok vir bejaarde se onderbeen

Die Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid is Woensdag in die hooggeregshof in Kimberley beveel om die mediese en regskoste te betaal van ’n bejaarde man wat sy onderbeen weens mediese nalatigheid verloor het. Regter Mpho Mamosebo het in haar uitspraak gesê dit ontstem haar dat ’n kundige soos dr. Qebelo Maseme, wat vir die LUR getuig […]
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Steve Biko-hospitaal – Meeste hysers buite werking

Die meeste hysers in die Steve Biko Akademiese hospitaal in Pretoria is reeds twee weke lank stukkend. Talle pasiënte kan nie sekere prosedures ondergaan of dokters besoek nie. Dié wat te siek of swak is om self by die trappe op te loop, sit en wag glo daagliks in die hospitaal se ontvangsgebied om kans […]
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