National Pathology Committee rubbishes 'untrained' post-mortem claims

2017-06-24 20:08

Recent reports that untrained forensic officers have conducted post-mortems unsupervised for the past 10 years are grossly inaccurate, the National Forensic Pathology Service Committee says.

IFP calls for KZN health MEC to be fired

2017-06-23 13:48

The IFP has called for the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for health to be removed from his post immediately.

Drivers, cleaners conducted post-mortems in Gauteng since 2006

2017-06-21 12:20

Untrained staff have been conducting post-mortems for the Gauteng health department since 2006, the health portfolio committee has heard.

Gauteng forensic services in crisis

2017-06-15 12:30

An estimated 250 bodies are being held by Gauteng forensic services after Nehawu union members started with a "go slow" strike.

5 bodies released after Gauteng Health MEC intervenes

2017-06-10 16:05

Five corpses that were stuck at the Diepkloof Pathology Services Centre in Soweto have been released to their respective families.

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".


Unsupervised post-mortems conducted in WC due to overwhelming workloads - claim

2017-06-23 14:46

Untrained forensic officers with only matric qualifications and driver's licences have been dissecting organs from corpses at the Tygerberg mortuary without supervision for well over 10 years, a forensic officer has claimed.

50 bodies stuck at Pinetown mortuary for months - DA

2017-06-21 16:43

Fifty bodies have been lying at the Pinetown mortuary without post-mortems being conducted on them, the DA in KwaZulu-Natal has revealed.

About 100 young qualified doctors and pharmacists are jobless in KZN - ANCYL

2017-06-20 17:13

About 100 young recently qualified medical doctors and pharmacists are unable to find employment in KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC Youth League in KZN has revealed.

SA hospitals do not turn away foreign nationals - Motsoaledi

2017-06-14 15:51

South African public hospitals do not turn away foreign nationals, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's has said to the portfolio committee on health after a Congolese woman's baby was born at Park Station.

#GuptaEmails: Atul wanted Ebola 'cure' sent to Dlamini-Zuma

2017-06-01 14:33

Atul Gupta in 2014 claimed to have stumbled upon a "100% cure solution" for the Ebola outbreak, and asked for information on this supposed cure to be sent to then AU head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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.

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