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50 learners treated for food poisoning after eating muffins at school

2017-09-23 09:15

Fifty learners have been treated for food poisoning after eating muffins at a high school in Mokopane, Limpopo, paramedics have said.

ARVs for 28 Gauteng pupils after being injected at school

2017-09-20 12:33

At least 28 Gauteng school pupils have had to receive urgent antiretroviral treatment as a precaution after three grade 4 pupils pricked them with syringes.

Life Esidimeni deaths: 'Disabled people are not animals'

2017-09-12 17:23

Fighting to hold back her tears, the sister of one of the mentally ill patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, says her brother loved teddy bears and Jesus.

Slow processes, poor working conditions at Addington Hospital

2017-09-07 20:53

A site visit by a parliamentary committee to the troubled Addington Hospital in Durban has revealed slow hiring processes and a lack of proper equipment at the public health facility.

Parliamentary committee finds poor management at KZN hospital

2017-09-06 15:09

A parliamentary committee says the high vacancy rate at the troubled Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal has negatively impacted healthcare in the province.

Blind Eastern Cape couple hopes to go back to school

2017-08-30 07:57

A blind couple is trying to go back to school to empower themselves to find ways to earn money to raise their son.

Lab strike causing delays for essential tests

2017-07-28 15:01

As representatives of striking state laboratory employees and their employers at the National Health Laboratory Service meet for talks, a state clinician has explained how the strike is negatively affecting patients at state hospitals.

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.

 

Woman claims nurses left her to deliver her own baby

2017-09-21 17:27

The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed claims by a 31-year-old woman that she was left to deliver her baby on her own at a local hospital.

I'm responding well to treatment - Tsvangirai

2017-09-18 14:00

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to SA from Zimbabwe.

KZN health dept given deadline to finalise turnaround plan

2017-09-10 15:20

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has one month to provide clear timelines toward resolving its many problems, Parliament's select committee on social services has said.

Over 100 TB patients go deaf because of negligence – DA

2017-09-06 22:12

The health department woes in KwaZulu-Natal appear to be worsening after the DA claimed to have revealed negligence relating to more than 100 tuberculosis patients.

Elderly man 'lay on floor for 2 hours' before being helped in hospital

2017-09-06 11:46

An investigation has been launched into an incident in which an elderly man reportedly lay on a hospital floor in Mpumalanga for hours on end before he was helped up.

'Little Fighter' set to hear for the first time after beating the odds

2017-08-30 06:49

In just a few weeks, little Egan Pillay from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal will hear for the first time.

Trump tweets frustration with Republicans, health care

2017-07-24 10:56

Trump expresses his frustration with Republicans, saying they "do very little to protect their President," and warns that not repealing 'Obamacare' could have consequences.

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.

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