Netcare braces for coronavirus, spends R150m to prepare facilities

2020-03-30 16:33

Private hospital group Netcare said it has spent R150 million so far in efforts to enhance its readiness to treat Covid-19 patients.

The US now has the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak — its case total just surpassed China's

2020-03-27 11:36

The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now exceeded the total in China, where the virus originated.

Coronavirus: Drive-through testing station aims to help flatten the curve

2020-03-27 09:37

HealthInsite, a corporate wellness and occupational health service provider in collaboration with Mullah Labs, has set up a drive-through Covid-19 testing station at Wanderers Stadium.

EXPLAINED | Midnight confusion: this is when the coronavirus lockdown officially begins

2020-03-24 10:13

Confusion around when the coronavirus lockdown officially kicks off was rife as South Africans grappled with the semantics of President Cyril Ramaphosa's words.

Coronavirus 'not just a European problem' - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

2020-03-15 13:36

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has expressed concern that the coronavirus could have a severe impact on South Africa, emphasising that it is not just European problem.

Coronavirus: Cabinet to mull travel bans and public gathering restriction - report

2020-03-15 10:12

An emergency cabinet meeting could decide whether South Africa should impose stricter measures such as travel bans on countries who have not controlled Covid-19 infection rates, says a media report.

Coronavirus in SA | Timeline of Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks

2020-03-15 06:32

With 38 positive cases of Covid-19 in South Africa, the past two weeks have seen South Africans gripped by Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Health worker to face disciplinary action for fake voicenote

2020-03-09 08:49

A National Health Laboratory Service employee is in hot water for allegedly spreading false information that there are cases of the coronavirus at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.

I had swine flu as a teen and it taught me a crucial lesson about life during an epidemic: Don't panic

2020-02-28 12:26

While focusing on fatalities during any outbreak is important, it should not be the only discussion.

This experience is terrifying, says SA graduate trapped in epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

2020-02-09 07:01

A South African in China, who graduated last month, is supposed to be back home, but instead finds himself trapped in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.


Ambulance crew robbed by gunmen in Pretoria while assisting patient

2020-03-30 13:06

Gunmen have attacked and robbed an ambulance crew in Pretoria, the Gauteng Department of Health says.

First Covid-19 deaths: We mourn as a province and country - Western Cape premier Alan Winde

2020-03-27 11:17

Western Cape premier Alan Winde has expressed his grief at the news that two South Africans have died of Covid-19 in the province - the first deaths in the country as a result of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Stay where you are, says health minister as SA's cases rise to 709

2020-03-25 10:19

South Africa now has 709 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.

How Italy fell apart in 24 days after the coronavirus took hold

2020-03-17 07:42

'Who is going to get a monitor, a respirator and the attention they need': Doctors face impossible choices in Italy's battle against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 13 new cases recorded in SA, total jumps to 51

2020-03-15 11:53

The number of Covid-19 cases in South African has risen to 51, with 13 new cases identified since Saturday, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

Coronavirus: Isolated Wits student 'remains well', university considers cancelling major events

2020-03-15 08:35

The Wits Covid-19 Management Committee is still awaiting the results of a medical student who has been in self-isolation.

What the budget means for healthcare in South Africa

2020-03-10 13:10

Alicestine October buried herself in mountains of budget documents and spoke to the experts to figure out what Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s new budget means for health. Here is what she found.

How Gauteng health dept's new machines will impact positively on cancer patients

2020-03-05 12:10

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital procured two linear accelerator machines which will decrease the waiting time for cancer patients, the Gauteng Department of Health said in a statement on Thursday.

Medical negligence claims in Gauteng have increased to R29bn - DA

2020-02-10 05:19

Medical negligence claims in Gauteng increased to R29bn in the 2018/19 financial year, the DA's spokesperson on health Jack Bloom has revealed.

Netcare looks to Lesotho High Court to intervene in floundering public-private hospital

2020-02-06 16:33

Lesotho's only specialist hospital, run as part of a public-private partnership, takes up almost a third of the nation’s health budget.

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