ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

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.

R6m to reverse bungled Esidimeni patient transfers - MEC

2017-03-08 22:42

It is costing the Gauteng health department R6m to transfer the more than 700 surviving Life Esidimeni patients out of unlicensed NGOs, MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has said.

Kids at Port Alfred day care centre live daily with leaking sewer

2017-03-07 14:31

Stinking waste water bubbles up out of the ground at the entrance to a children's day care centre in Ndlovini, Port Alfred.

Kathrada in good spirits after op - Foundation

2017-03-06 14:10

ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada is in good spirits after having surgery to remove blood clots on his brain, his foundation says.

Uruguay court blocks woman's abortion at ex-boyfriend's request

2017-02-24 21:56

A court in Uruguay has blocked a woman from terminating her eight-week pregnancy because her ex-boyfriend says he wants to keep the baby, it has been reported.

 

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.

Motsoaledi appoints appeals tribunal for Life Esidimeni disaster

2017-03-13 17:41

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed a tribunal to process appeals against the Health Ombudsman’s findings about the deaths of over 100 psychiatric patients moved from Life Esidimeni.

Bricks flung at ambulance in Nyanga, injuring a medic

2017-03-08 19:08

A paramedic was injured when a brick was flung into an ambulance in Nyanga, Cape Town.

Mental health patients get a boost in Gauteng budget

2017-03-07 11:49

The Gauteng government has increased its budget for mental healthcare, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy has said during her budget speech.

Gauteng psych care shake-up reveals more problems

2017-03-02 21:15

The shake-up of Gauteng's mental health facilities, following the tragic deaths of dozens of mental patients, has brought other areas of neglect into the spotlight.

Every Esidimeni death will be accounted for - Motsoaledi

2017-02-23 18:58

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised that nothing will be swept under the carpet regarding the Esidimeni deaths, and that every death will be accounted for.

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