MEC must answer R61m tender questions - DA

2015-01-29 17:52

The DA has urged KwaZulu-Natal's health MEC to answer questions about a tender that will see the department fork out as much as R61m for two mobile clinics.

500 000 successful circumcisions in KZN

2015-01-14 20:23

Over half a million traditional circumcisions have been performed in KwaZulu-Natal the last five years without any deaths or amputations, Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says.

Fire KZN health HOD, demands Nehawu

2014-12-04 18:33

Nehawu has threatened to bring KwaZulu-Natal's health department to a standstill unless the department's head is fired.

DA calls for resignations of MECs

2014-08-14 19:19

The DA has called for the resignation of the KwaZulu-Natal's health and transport MECs

Drastic move to avoid pregnancy scandal

2014-07-29 14:38

The KwaZulu-Natal health department will be injecting 12 female university students with contraceptives to stop them from falling pregnant as they leave for India on full bursaries.

KZN forensic pathology workers on strike

2014-04-09 21:39

Employees of the forensic pathology services in KwaZulu-Natal have been on an illegal strike since the start of the week.

KZN maternal death rate 'concerning'

2014-01-01 13:04

The maternal and child mortality rate in KwaZulu-Natal is cause for concern, the province's health MEC says.

KZN health faces R990m in legal claims

2013-11-18 23:08

The DA says the KwaZulu-Natal health department faces legal claims relating to medical negligence of at least R990m.

McCord hospital in Durban closing down

2013-09-18 07:29

The 104-year-old McCord Hospital in Durban will be closing down this week after unsuccessful negotiations for a takeover by the province's health department, the hospital's board says.

Nehawu strikes over hospital closure

2013-08-16 10:39

McCord Hospital staff belonging to the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union, have embarked on a strike due to possible closure of the hospital.

30 babies die of diarrhoea in KZN

2013-07-10 10:03

Thirty babies have died from diarrhoea in KwaZulu-Natal hospitals in the past two months, prompting the provincial health MEC to appeal to mothers to breastfeed their infants.

77 KZN health workers sacked

2013-06-12 17:45

A total of 77 employees in the KwaZulu-Natal health department have been fired for fraudulent or corrupt activities since 2009.

Apology wanted over hospital debacle

2013-05-24 22:11

Trade union Hospersa has demanded an apology from KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo for shutting down two radiotherapy machines at Durban's Addington Hospital.

IFP wants heads to roll over cancer saga

2013-05-20 15:54

The IFP has called for KwaZulu-Natal's health MEC and the head of department, to quit over their failure to keep two cancer radiotherapy machines operational at a Durban hospital.

KZN health dept to fund more hospitals

2013-02-06 10:08

The KwaZulu-Natal health department is to absorb more than 12 hospitals which were previously funded by foreign donors, according to a report.

103-year-old McCord Hospital won't close

2013-01-30 22:23

A 103-year-old Durban hospital will not be closed, KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says.

MEC needed chopper for funeral

2012-11-25 14:28

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo apparently commandeered an air ambulance to attend a funeral, it has been reported.

MEC takes chopper needed for teen

2012-11-11 14:32

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo apparently commandeered an air ambulance, delaying an injured teenager's arrival at a Durban hospital.

KZN health rejects TAC concerns

2012-08-29 13:08

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has rejected the Treatment Action Campaign's concerns over a device used to perform male circumcisions.

Pupil gives birth at school

2012-08-03 11:48

A teenager who concealed her pregnancy from teachers was unable to hide her secret any longer when she went into labour and gave birth at her school.

Concern over teenage mothers

2012-01-01 14:42

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has voiced its concern at the number of teenagers among the mothers who have given birth on New Year's Day.

Fears over illicit trade in babies' foreskins

2011-08-08 14:16

A medical advocacy group is afraid that the decision to allow circumcisions at state hospitals in KZN will fuel an illicit trade in the foreskins of circumcised babies.

MEC willing to testify over woman's death

2011-02-24 17:02

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo is willing to testify in court on the death of a woman he had tried to help after she was found lying next to a stream.

KZN nurses get R14m home

2011-02-08 15:34

Nurses from Nkandla Hospital will live in a newly-built nurses' home worth R14m, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health has said.

KZN health MEC helps injured woman

2011-01-03 14:26

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo stopped his convoy to help a badly injured woman found next to a stream in Mpumazi, it has been reported.


Patient dies after being assaulted in hospital

2015-01-24 06:00

A patient has been killed in a ward at Durban's Addington Hospital after being assaulted by another patient.

KZN health CFO has to wait for fate

2015-01-13 17:26

The chief financial officer of KwaZulu-Natal's health department will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether he gets to keep his job.

KZN hospital management removed

2014-10-01 21:05

The management of Hlabisa Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal has been removed and a probe into malpractice launched.

Birth control bombshell for KZN health dept

2014-07-30 08:39

KwaZulu-Natal's health department is battling a birth control bombshell after insisting women students chosen to study pharmacy in India be injected with contraceptives.

KZN pathology strike ends

2014-04-10 19:26

KwaZulu-Natal's pathology forensic workers aligned to the Public Allied Workers Union of SA on Thursday gave called off their strike.

MEC to the rescue of injured motorist

2014-01-12 19:24

A man seriously injured in an accident on Amajuba pass between Volksrust and Newcastle, received assistance from no other than KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

Top KZN health officials suspended

2013-11-26 16:51

Two of the KwaZulu-Natal health department's most senior officials, one of them the chief financial officer, have been suspended.

KZN dept's offer for McCord hospital too low

2013-09-21 08:09

The KwaZulu-Natal health department's offer to buy the 104-year old McCord Hospital in Durban was far too low, the board says.

MEC must take control of hospital - DA

2013-08-16 14:06

The DA has urged the KwaZulu-Natal health MEC to ensure that an agreement was signed to avoid closing Durban's 103-year-old McCord Hospital.

SAHRC to probe cancer machines

2013-07-18 21:23

The SA Human Rights Commission has been asked to investigate the KwaZulu-Natal health department's failure to keep two state of the art cancer radio therapy machines operational.

KZN hospital workers demand answers

2013-06-14 22:45

About 100 health workers have picketed at Durban's Addington Hospital about the fact that the hospital's two radio therapy machines were left idle for five months.

Nehawu wants head of KZN health removed

2013-06-10 18:29

Nehawu has called for the head of the KwaZulu-Natal health department to be dismissed.

KZN health to restart cancer machines

2013-05-23 21:35

Two state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines used to treat cancer patients, will be operational again soon at Addington Hospital in Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal health department says.

KZN spent R2.4m on smoking room - DA

2013-04-30 21:38

The KwaZulu-Natal health department spent up to R2.4m upgrading a smoking room, the DA has claimed.

Protector probing KZN health MEC

2013-02-03 18:11

The Public Protector is investigating the KwaZulu-Natal health MEC for commandeering a helicopter, the Sunday Tribune reports.

Announcement on Durban hospital’s future

2013-01-29 13:02

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government will make an announcement about the future of Durban's 103-year-old McCord Hospital, which faces closure amid reduced state funding.

MEC defends using emergency chopper

2012-11-14 22:18

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo's department has defended his use of an emergency helicopter saying he had to urgently intervene in a dispute between a doctor and residents.

Health MEC denies linen shortage

2012-09-12 18:00

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has denied reports of a shortage of linen at provincial hospitals, a report says.

KZN politicians not paying traffic fines - report

2012-08-06 11:46

Senior politicians in KwaZulu-Natal are not paying their traffic fines, a report says.

KZN hospital infested by pests

2012-06-01 11:05

King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban is infested by mosquitoes, rats and cockroaches, the Mercury reports.

Body found in Durban hospital basement

2011-11-07 15:25

The discovery of a woman's body in the basement of Addington Hospital in Durban is being investigated, says the KwaZulu-Natal health department.

Bribe accused official in court again

2011-05-25 21:10

The case against a KwaZulu-Natal health senior official arrested for allegedly trying to solicit a bribe has been postponed by the Durban Commercial Crime Court.

School pregnancies straining clinics

2011-02-23 11:08

The high pregnancy rate in KwaZulu-Natal schools is putting pressure on the province’s public health institutions, the provincial health department says.

Woman rescued by health MEC dies

2011-01-05 14:44

The woman whom KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo stopped his convoy to help after she was found badly wounded, has died, the health department says.

Over one million tested in KZN

2010-12-01 19:07

Over one million people have been tested for HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has said on World Aids Day.

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