As the Coronavirus infection rate shows no sign of letup in China, and if we can trust the figures, there are now 31,440 infections and 639 deaths, with 64,000 close contacts under medical observation. It is two now weeks later, which was supposedly the incubation period, and it is now high time that SA stop.. Continue reading…
Gauteng Department of Health reported nearly 2,036 canceled operations in Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in 2018. A total of 1,979 surgeries were postponed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital last year.
According to Gauteng Health MEC spokesperson Kwara Kekana, operations are canceled or delayed due to various reasons such as an overcrowded high-care unit, patient problems, inadequate infrastructure or a shortage of basic medical supplies. However, they now want to take strict measures to prevent the cancellation of non-emergency operations at the Charlotte Maxeke and Chris Hani Baragwanath hospitals in Johannesburg.
The Department of Health wants to implement systems to improve the outcome of patients’ health and in-hospital experiences. “We intend to implement electronic communication systems for scheduling, reminding and canceling hospital operations to prevent these problems from arising again. We also want to carefully evaluate patients at important clinics befo Continue reading…
AfriForum het vandag in ’n brief aan president Cyril Ramaphosa, minister van finansies Tito Mboweni en minister van gesondheid Zweli Mkhize gestuur waarin die burgerregteorganisasie waarsku dat die inwerkingstelling van nasionale gesondheidsversekering (NGV) uiteindelik tot die afgradering van die land se kredietgradering tot rommelstatus kan lei.
Dít volg nadat die kredietgraderingsagentskap Moody’s Suid-Afrika se kredietgradering onlangs van ’n stabiele na ’n negatiewe vooruitsig afgegradeer het. Die rede vir dié afgradering is volgens Moody’s somber groeivooruitsigte en groeiende openbare skuld. In sy brief voer AfriForum aan dat onbekostigbare, ideologiese beleide soos die NGV daartoe gaan lei dat Suid-Afrika na rommelstatus afgegradeer sal word, aangesien die land dit eenvoudig nie kan befonds nie.
“Om met die inwerkingstelling van die NGV voort te stu, sal nie net rampspoedig vir die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie wees nie; dit sal ook staatskuld op Continue reading…
The ANC government is again, as it was last year, extremely negligent in dealing with graduated young doctors who have to be posted for their one year community service.
About 2,600 young doctors who have graduated within a month have not yet been notified where to go for their one-year mandatory service to the community.
Last year, the same neglect was experienced and students were plunged into total chaos as the Department of Health failed to notify the young doctors in a timely manner of their service.
Meanwhile, information has been received that the young doctors are concerned that the authorities are not ready to place them, and therefore have not taken the necessary information and measures to compensate them.
Free Medical-Aid, Hospital and Funeral Plan and Insurance Quotes at www.MedSure.co.za
______________________________ Continue reading…
Due to a lack of basic medical supplies, all non-emergency operations were discontinued at the Johannesburg Hospital. The problems have been going on for weeks and doctors now have to “beg” for medical supplies at neighboring hospitals to deal with serious cases. The Gauteng Health ministry has confirmed that non-emergency surgery for some patients had.. Continue reading…
No healthcare facility in Gauteng was able to successfully pass a safety audit that complies with the Occupational Safety Act of SA (OHSA),according to a statement issued by DA Health spokesman Jack Bloom on Thursday. This means that all hospitals and clinics in Gauteng pose a safety risk to staff and patients. It ranges from.. Continue reading…
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) said on Wednesday that a bogus doctor was arrested in Nigel in Gauteng following a tip-off.
HPCSA spokesperson Priscilla Sekhonyana said: “The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in collaboration with the South Africa Product Regulatory Authority and the Provincial Organised Crime Unit conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of a bogus practitioner.”
He was arrested on Tuesday.
“Mr Makoko Thomas Tshimbombo, a Congolese national was found practising as a medical practitioner (whilst not registered with the HPCSA) at the practice of Dr Albert Kolombwa, who is registered with Council.”
Sekhonyana said the operation was conducted as a result of an anonymous tip-off received from a member of the community.
HPCSA said the Inspectorate Office was advising practitioners registered with them to adhere to the ethical guidelines and ensure that they employed practitioners who were register Continue reading…
A 19-year-old woman who delivered a “decapitated” baby is planning to sue the Gauteng health department.
According to eNCA, the woman had suffered with abdominal pain for a few weeks before she went into labour. The woman, who has not been named, spoke to eNCA.
She then went to a general practitioner, who found that something was wrong with the baby and suggested she go to hospital for further assessment.
The pain persisted, so she went to Tambo Memorial hospital in Boksburg, where a scan was done, eNCA said.
The hospital confirmed the baby was abnormal, but said a heartbeat could be heard.
“Three days later, she went into labour. She was pushing, but the baby was not coming out. A doctor came and used forceps to take the baby out,” eNCA reported. “That’s when she said she saw the head of her baby without their rest of the body.”
According to eNCA, the woman spent 24 hours with the rest of her baby’s body inside her.
The Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston has had to cancel operations and divert patients because of a failure of water supply from the City of Ekurhuleni municipality, the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng said on Sunday.
“I visited the hospital last week on Friday after receiving reports that the hospital ran out of water the day before. It appears that the problem is due to a faulty water valve, and water tankers have been sent to fill the hospital’s reservoirs,” DA Gauteng MPL Jack Bloom said in a statement on Sunday.
The reservoirs could hold 140,000 litres of water, but the pumps could only work when it was half full and not enough water tankers were sent on Friday – each tanker held 18,000 litres.
“I am concerned by the slow response of the municipality which is putting great strain on the hospital as it tries to cope with a minimal amount of water,” he said.
The water supply problems needed to be resolved as soon as possible before, otherwise infection r Continue reading…
South Africans are treated like animals at Tlhabane Community Health Center (CHC) in Rustenburg. This facility was officially opened by Health MEC, Dr. Magome Masike on in 2014, to address the main challenge of access to health care.
The disgusting and dangerous conditions in state run hospitals show a wilful negligence by the Department of Health, managed by the ANC.
It is well known that the Department of Health has been mismanaging state hospitals – South Africans are regularly mis-diagnosed, ignored, left for days without treatment, and receive horrific care. The results sometimes are catastrophic.
The ANC’s neglect of our hospitals is tantamount to criminal behaviour – who would have expected our own black government to be the ‘reincarnation’ of the oppressive apartheid regime? This is far worse however, since vulnerable South Africans are neglected at the moment when they are most helpless .
A Pietermaritzburg woman’s impassioned plea for nurses at two city hospitals to help her very ill infant fell on deaf ears and hours later the five-month-old baby died.
After his mother was turned away from two state hospitals — Grey’s and Northdale — baby Brody Lee Bezuidenhout could not hold on any longer and died.
The grieving family told The Witness on Monday that had he been attended to urgently they believe Brody Lee would still be alive today.
The five-month-old baby died at Edendale Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after his family were allegedly earlier turned away by nurses at Grey’s and Northdale Hospitals.
A series of tests later revealed that baby Brody Lee had contracted bacterial meningitis. His bereaved aunt, Janine Kemp, said the infant woke up crying on Saturday night. The mother noticed that the baby was running a very high fever and could not calm down.