ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

We watched our daughter starve to death

2014-04-04 10:08

19-month-old baby falls into family pool.

We watched our daughter starve to death

2014-03-31 13:45

19-month-old baby falls into family pool resulting in shocking treatment in hospital.

12 top snot tips

2013-11-12 13:00

What to do when the Snot Monster runs riot in your child’s early years.

It's called a vagina!

2013-11-09 15:00

Should children call their private parts by their proper names?

KZN dept to take over McCord hospital

2013-11-01 20:11

The KwaZulu-Natal health department is set to take over Durban's 104-year-old McCord Hospital by the end of January next year.

Health officials held for selling ARVs

2013-10-31 12:30

Two health department officials have been arrested for selling ARV medication in a sting operation in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

HPCSA taken to court over Benoni plastic surgeon

2013-09-12 10:27

Four people have taken the Health Professions Council of SA to the North Gauteng High Court over alleged malpractice by a Benoni plastic surgeon.

Celebrity couple suffers a miscarriage

2013-09-06 15:18

Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly were 'dreading' the announcement.

Medic: Applicant got inadequate treatment

2013-08-29 16:43

Proper treatment was not given to a man who died after participating in a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test, an inquiry in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Toxic liquor kills 18 at Pakistan parties

2013-07-28 14:17

At least 18 people died and around two dozen others suffered serious health issues after partygoers at two separate events consumed toxic drinks, say officials.

DA claims West Rand ambulance crisis

2013-07-17 14:06

The West Rand district municipality does not have enough ambulances to serve its population, the Democratic Alliance has claimed.

Protector to probe botched circumcisions

2013-06-19 22:34

Deputy public protector Kevin Malunga will help probe the issues surrounding botched circumcisions, his office says.

‘My baby wore a crash helmet’

2013-05-27 10:23

Over-protective mom insisted her baby wear a helmet, even at home.

Girl, 6, wins R2.8m for hospital's negligence

2013-05-08 08:42

There were tears of joy in the North Gauteng High Court after a claim of R2.8m was awarded to a girl who lost her legs as a 2-year-old due to poor treatment at a state hospital.

Elderly woman sets self on fire

2013-04-26 08:51

An elderly woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she set herself on fire at her children’s home.

Meat scandal researchers receive threats

2013-04-19 08:20

Researchers who worked on the meat-labelling scandal in South African supermarkets have apparently been receiving threats.

Pius Langa admitted to hospital

2013-04-11 07:29

Former chief justice Pius Langa has been admitted to a Durban hospital this week, a report says.

Large rats terrorising Cape Town community

2013-03-27 11:29
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Large rats that attack in packs are terrorising residents of a Cape Town hostel.

Men die after hospital turns them away

2013-03-25 09:32
270 comments

Two men have died after they were turned away from a hospital where there was no doctor on duty.

Woman: Dentist broke my jaw

2013-03-22 10:07

A Gauteng woman has taken civil action against a dentist after her jaw was allegedly broken while he was pulling her teeth.

Magistrate tries to save suspect in cell

2013-03-11 09:08

A Durban magistrate tried desperately to save the life of a suspect who was suffering cardiac arrest in court holding cells, a court official has told.

Girl,4, hospitalised over wrong meds

2013-03-01 07:27

A 4-year-old East London girl has been hospitalised for four days for diarrhoea and excessive vomiting after she was allegedly given incorrect medication by nurses.

Blood flows in Free State town's streets

2013-02-04 10:00

Residents of Zastron in the Free State are furious and disgusted about the “rivers” of blood that are flowing through the town streets.

 

We watched our daughter starve to death

2014-04-02 09:55

Baby falls into family pool resulting in shocking treatment in hospital.

Parenting in the digital age

2013-12-19 09:06

Kids have been opening themselves up to a world of internet learning possibilities, but how do we protect them from dangerous situations?

How to fix sick kids

2013-11-10 09:00

Kim Norton wonders what the best methods are for treating sick children.

Is your child too safe?

2013-11-09 13:00

Childhood used to be a daily dice with death, reflects Chris McEvoy.

82 000+ abortions in one year

2013-11-01 14:24

Abortions are performed in South Africa at an average rate of more than 200 a day, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Eastern Cape dept: Ambulance abuse concerning

2013-10-29 11:25

The Eastern Cape health department has expressed concern at the "abuse of the ambulance fleet" after two ambulances were seen at a popular braai spot over the weekend.

Operation Smile starts Mpumalanga screenings

2013-09-30 12:25

Operation Smile SA, which does free surgery on people with cleft lips or palates, has begun free screenings at 10 Mpumalanga hospitals.

Pointing guns at kids

2013-09-12 10:08

This image of a woman pointing a gun at a toddler’s head has angered social media users.

Commission chair unhappy at delays

2013-08-30 22:46

Delays in an inquiry into fatalities during a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test have been sharply criticised.

No breastfeeding in public!

2013-08-15 10:20

This mother was ordered to stop breastfeeding in public.

Mpumalanga man sues after manhole fall

2013-07-29 10:11

An Mpumalanga farmer who fell into a manhole containing human faeces and condoms in 2009 is suing the Govan Mbeki municipality for R255 000.

Health dept disputes ambulance claim

2013-07-17 16:46

Claims that there are not enough ambulances available in the West Rand district municipality are not supported by facts, the Gauteng health department says.

Oil spill closes M1 South

2013-05-28 10:52

The M1 south highway has been closed due to an oil spill, Johannesburg metro police say.

Radiation scare at Boksburg factory

2013-05-16 14:46

A Boksburg scrap metal company has been cordoned off after a bin containing radioactive material was discovered.

Gown shortage at Gauteng hospital

2013-04-26 12:04

Male patients are being forced to wear female gowns at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, because there is a shortage of gowns.

Toxic waste kills Cape Town girl, 3

2013-04-23 09:08

A Cape Town toddler has died and seven children had to be hospitalised after being exposed to chemical substances dumped on a field in Delft.

Free State patients left hungry

2013-04-11 08:06
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Patients at several Free State hospitals have been going hungry after companies stopped supplying food because authorities hadn’t yet paid them millions of rands.

Concern about services at Mpuma hospital

2013-03-27 14:07

Unions at Middelburg Hospital have raised concerns about the facility's ability to provide emergency services to road accident victims over the Easter long weekend.

Most condoms distributed in Western Cape

2013-03-27 11:29

The Western Cape was the province where the most condoms were distributed per adult male, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Inmates to be screened for TB

2013-03-25 07:27

All inmates entering correctional services facilities will in future be screened for tuberculosis, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Negligence costs KZN health dept R7.1m

2013-03-12 09:50

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has offered a mother a R7m settlement after her son's leg had to be amputated because of hospital neglect.

18cm clamp left in stomach for 11 years

2013-03-08 08:59
95 comments

A Midrand man is claiming R4m from the Free State MEC for health after doctors left an 18cm-long clamp in his stomach after an operation at a Bloemfontein hospital.

Woman in court for babies in freezer

2013-02-28 08:31

A woman who was arrested when the bodies of two babies were found in her freezer chest in KwaMashu will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court.

Cholera bacteria found in Port Alfred water

2013-01-18 09:45

A strain of the bacteria that causes cholera has been found in floodwater and soil samples in Port Alfred's Medolino valley in the Eastern Cape.

 
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