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Moseneke to lead Life Esidimeni tragedy mediation

2017-07-21 11:38

Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been appointed to lead mediation between the government and the loved ones of the Life Esidimeni victims, the Gauteng provincial government has confirmed.

Two Republican senators sink Trump's healthcare bill

2017-07-18 05:19

Opposition from within Trump's own party leaves long-promised efforts to replace 'Obamacare' legislation in disarray.

'Pope's hospital' put children at risk - probe

2017-07-03 18:01

An investigation has found that children were put at risk when a past administration of the Vatican's showcase children's hospital shifted its focus to profits.

Polokwane maternity patients forced to sleep on hospital floor

2017-06-28 22:42

Frustrated patients have complained that conditions at Polokwane’s regional hospital are unbearable, with expectant mothers having to sleep on the floors of overcrowded maternity wards.

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.

 

Trump lays blame as US health care reform bid collapses

2017-07-19 12:09

An angry President Donald Trump railed against dissenters in his party who dashed his months-long effort to dismantle his predecessor's landmark health care law, as moderates balked at Republican plans to scrap Obamacare without a replacement

KZN cancer crisis: Patients wait months for treatment

2017-07-06 07:17

More than 150 cancer patients are currently awaiting treatment in KwaZulu-Natal's public health facilities - some for up to eight months, the provincial health department has revealed.

Motsoaledi asks for Health Ombudsman probe untrained post mortem claims

2017-06-29 15:01

The health department will request Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba to investigate allegations that untrained officials have been conducting post mortems since 2006, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced.

Education dept must enforce ban on corporal punishment - SAHRC

2017-06-28 18:09

Corporal punishment at schools may be prohibited, but it remains a sad reality in South Africa, according to a report launched by the South African Human Rights Commission.

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.

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