ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

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.

IFP supports call for national probe into psychiatric care

2017-02-20 19:33

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has backed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s call for the SAHRC to investigate if psychiatric patients have died in provinces other than Gauteng.

Father still hoping to find son transferred from Life Esidimeni alive

2017-02-16 15:29

Moeketsi Makhubu says he doesn't even want to think about the possibility that his son might be one of the patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to NGOs.

National dept kept in the dark in Esidimeni matter – Motsoaledi

2017-02-15 12:56

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the national department was deliberately kept out of the loop by "somebody" in the Gauteng health department about the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients.

 

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.

Paramedics don't hurt naughty children - ER24

2017-02-22 20:19

Paramedics recently visited communities in Worcester, Western Cape, to dispel misconceptions that they hurt naughty children.

Rollout of medical marijuana soon up for public comment - IFP

2017-02-20 16:14

The use of, and access to, medical marijuana for South Africans will soon be up for public comment, the IFP says.

DA calls for judicial inquiry into Esidimeni deaths

2017-02-16 15:29

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for a judicial commission of inquiry into the deaths of more than 100 mentally-ill patients.

DA welcomes suspension of Gauteng health department head

2017-02-09 17:25

The DA has welcomed the suspension of the head of Gauteng's health department, Dr Barney Selebano, following the deaths of 94 mental health patients.

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