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The Khan Road Clinic is giving some patients a recipe for a homemade cough mixture.
Members of the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) intensified their calls on Thursday for Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo to be axed.
The head of the KZN Department of Health, Dr Musa Gumede, was held hostage by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Tuesday.
The family of a teenage girl, whose body lay in the Northdale Hospital mortuary for a month after she went missing, blame the hospital for the delay in finding her.
At least three more hospitals, the same size as Edendale hospital, would need to be built in order to serve the high number of patients in the area.
With the province in the midst of a health crisis, it has been revealed that the Health Department has spent R5,6 million to pay 25 sick or suspended staff since 2016.
Angry KwaZulu-Natal health professionals are calling for Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo to step down, saying his “weak leadership” has “driven the health system” to the brink of collapse.
A Pietermaritzburg woman who was diagnosed with stage two cervical cancer in February lost her battle with the illness two weeks ago while waiting for radiation treatment.
KwaZulu-Natal doctors, frustrated by broken equipment, working extra shifts and “general systemic chaos” are leaving state hospitals to move to the private sector.
A Northdale woman has many questions after nurses at a local clinic failed to detect that her unborn baby was in distress or was already dead when she went for a check-up.
The KZN Department of Health medical negligence claims bill has spiralled out of control.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has been accused of racism over an internal directive stating that every post for registrar doctors must go to black applicants.
The head of the KZN Department of Health, Dr Musa Gumede, and his high ranking officials were held hostage by members of the Federation for Radical Economic Transformation (FFRET) on Thursday.
Premier Willies Mchunu was adamant on Thursday that Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo would not be fired, despite mounting calls from opposition parties and doctors in the province.
As he clings on to his position despite mounting calls for him to step down, KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s party, the ANC, is now calling for his head.
The critical shortage of doctors in KZN has taken its toll on Grey’s Hospital, with all daytime emergency ambulance service patients being rerouted to Edendale Hospital.
The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department will need at least R1 billion above the R39 billion allocated for its 2017/2018 budget, to stabilise the public health system.
Cape TownMass Staffing ProjectsR300 000.00 - R350 000.00 Per Year
Cape TownTumaini ConsultingR650 000.00 - R780 000.00 Per Year
Cape Town Northern SuburbsNDC Personnel & Contractors CC
R 2 950 000
R 2 650 000
R 5 750 000
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