ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

More than R1bn paid in medical negligence payouts by Gauteng Health - DA

2017-05-23 18:56

The Gauteng health department has paid out more than R1bn to settle 185 medical negligence cases since January 2015, the Democratic Alliance says.

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs

2017-05-15 13:37

Regulators in the European Union say they’ll check that Aspen Pharmacare conducted "so-called price-gouging" by imposing price increases of up to several hundred percent.

Climate change fuelling Mpumalanga and Limpopo malaria outbreak

2017-05-12 14:16

There has been an unseasonal malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, fuelled by climate change and exacerbated by medicine shortages.

Gauteng health dept breached Life Esidimeni agreement - minister

2017-05-08 17:44

The Gauteng health department breached an agreement that the Life Esidimeni patients would not be moved to inferior facilities, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

Toddler home after nearly a year in hospital

2017-05-03 12:06

A Free State toddler is home after 12 operations and almost a year in hospital, although his father says he is now "an ICU patient with a new address".

People tried to demonise me as some unconventional freak - Noakes

2017-04-21 15:42

A relieved Professor Tim Noakes put his head in his hands and struggled to hold back tears when he was found not guilty of unprofessional conduct.

Khomani San elder gets second chance after knee op

2017-04-13 06:07

Khomani San tracker Andrew Kruiper has been given a second chance to do what he loves, thanks to a double knee replacement operation.

KZN health suspends 24-hour service at clinic after armed robbery

2017-04-03 15:20

The KwaZulu-Natal department of health will stop 24-hour services at one of its clinics after criminals robbed a security guard and attempted to disrupt on-duty nurses at the facility.

Cape ambulance targeted while paramedics help woman in labour

2017-03-28 16:30

Thieves broke into an ambulance while paramedics were helping a patient in Kensington, Cape Town.

WATCH: Kathrada not on life support - Foundation

2017-03-16 16:16

ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada is not on life support as reported on social media, the spokesperson for his foundation says.

 

DA calls for full investigation into KZN hospital fire

2017-05-22 19:39

The DA has called on the KwaZulu-Natal Health department to conduct a full investigation into the fire that broke out at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

Sale of old hospital helps cushion Netcare results

2017-05-15 12:46

The sale of the old Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital helped cushion the blow for Netcare as the healthcare provider posted a 10% drop in revenue.

R14.4 billion boost for public health in Eastern Cape

2017-05-09 09:56

Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and patients have been protesting – will be receiving a welcome boost.

Most of Life Esidemeni patients moved - health department

2017-05-07 19:04

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says 91% of the remaining Life Esidemeni patients have been transferred to appropriate and suitable facilities.

DA welcomes probe of top pharmaceutical company by Competition Commission

2017-04-23 11:30

The Competition Commission will conduct an investigation into the alleged anti-competitive conduct of Aspen Pharmacare, the DA says.

Debriefing and counselling needed for state nurses

2017-04-19 11:05

Public sector nurses who don’t receive support are at risk of becoming either hardened to or over-involved in the challenges of their patients.

White House effort to revive health bill gets mixed reaction

2017-04-05 10:38

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill is getting an uneven reception from GOP lawmakers, moderates and conservatives alike.

Wheelbarrow in place of a mobile clinic

2017-03-30 15:42

Elderly residents in Tsaba Village outside East London are struggling to access health services after the mobile clinic that used to visit them twice a month broke down, GroundUp reports.

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill today or Obamacare stays

2017-03-24 08:09

US President Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote on replacing Obamacare, warning that if the effort fails, his predecessor's health care reforms will stand.

Limpopo malaria cases worry health officials

2017-03-14 13:33

At least 46 cases of malaria have been reported in the western Waterberg district around Lephalale and Thabazimbi, the Limpopo health department says.

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