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Half a million young people treated for STIs over two years in Gauteng

2017-09-06 21:29

The number of sexually transmitted infections in Gauteng has increased by half a million over the last two years among young people, according to DA’s Jack Bloom.

Gauteng mental health board suspended

2017-06-27 17:46

The mental health review board has been suspended pending an investigation of its fitness to hold office, Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says.

Makhura never saw Esidimeni warning letter - official

2017-02-12 13:48

Gauteng Premier David Makhura did not personally see a letter warning against the move of patients from Life Esidimeni's Waverley Care Centre, the provincial government says.

Axe MEC if leaked report on psychiatric patients death is confirmed - DA

2017-01-31 17:04

The DA has urged Gauteng Premier David Makhura to axe Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu should leaked details of the Health Ombudsman’s findings into the deaths of dozens of psychiatric patients turn out to be true.

Electricity restored at Chris Hani Baragwanath

2015-11-17 22:12

Full power has been restored at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital following a power cut after alleged cable theft.

Medical negligence: Lawyers slam Motsoaledi

2015-03-11 22:03

The legal profession has condemned claims by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi that lawyers leading litigation against medical practitioners are lining their pockets.

Shortage forcing paramedics to buy medical supplies

2015-01-15 15:37

There is a shortage of basic medical items in Ekurhuleni, forcing paramedics to ration what is available, borrow from elsewhere and even buy from their own pockets.

Bloom will be disappointed Ebola negative - Motsoaledi

2014-08-14 21:42

Government will immediately divulge to citizens when the first case of Ebola is detected in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Soweto gets new R730m hospital

2014-04-30 16:14

DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom says the money spent on food and drinks at the lavish opening of a new Soweto hospital would have been better spent on meeting the health needs of people in Gauteng.

Gauteng health faces R3.7bn in legal claims

2013-11-17 13:59

This tidal wave of claims highlights the urgency of raising the standard of health care so that medical mistakes are minimised, says the DA.

 

Psychiatric care in Gauteng in a dire state - Bloom

2017-08-17 20:14

Psychiatric care in Gauteng is in a dire state due to unsuitable infrastructure and a shortage of psychiatric wards, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng health dept confirms another death

2017-02-15 15:12

Moments after the Health Ombudsman announced that the death toll in the Life Esidimeni tragedy had risen above 100, the Gauteng health department has confirmed that another patient has died this week.

Makhura must take responsibility for Esidimeni deaths - DA

2017-02-03 11:19

Gauteng Premier David Makhura needs to take responsibility for the deaths of 94 mentally-ill patients moved out of the Life Esidimeni facility to cut costs, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

Leaking Health Ombuds draft report was selfish, says family member

2017-01-22 17:35

A family member of one of the Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients who died last year has criticised the leaking of the health ombudsman’s draft report into the deaths of patients.

Axed KZN health official's R203K payday

2015-05-20 13:24

The axed chief financial officer of KwaZulu-Natal’s health department received a R203 000 payout from the Gauteng health department and was never charged despite being suspended.

Doctor accused of stealing body parts returns to work

2015-03-06 11:38

A doctor who was suspended on accusations of trying to walk out of a mortuary with a brain and a heart is back at work.

Dept undertakes to settle claim as sheriff arrives

2014-11-21 18:42

A court sheriff has arrived at the Gauteng health department to attach furniture following a R6m medical negligence lawsuit, resulting in an undertaking to settle the claim.

DA politicising Ebola - Motsoaledi

2014-08-14 19:04

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has accused the DA of politicising a suspected case of Ebola, according to reports.

Gauteng govt fails DA report card

2014-01-14 12:13

The DA has scored Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane four out of 10 in its provincial government report card.

Bekkersdal an ANC failure - DA

2013-11-04 23:00

The DA says recent service delivery protests by Bekkersdal residents are a case study in ANC failures.

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