ARTICLES RELATING TO KZN HEALTH DEPARTMENT

PMB clinic offers home cure for coughs

2019-06-06 15:00

The Khan Road Clinic is giving some patients a recipe for a homemade cough mixture.

Health workers step up calls to get MEC Dhlomo fired

2018-12-14 15:30

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.

KZN Health head held hostage

2018-11-14 15:30

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.

Hospital staff ‘neglectful’

2018-09-27 16:11

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.

Patients sleep on floor in overfull wards

2018-08-15 17:12

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.

Millions to pay for staff on sick leave

2017-06-22 13:45

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.

Calls for Dhlomo to leave

2017-06-08 13:39

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.

Cancers spread as patients queue

2017-05-08 14:00

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.

An issue a day chases KZN’s doctors away

2017-04-24 10:36

KwaZulu-Natal doctors, frustrated by broken equipment, working extra shifts and “general systemic chaos” are leaving state hospitals to move to the private sector.

 

Mother’s baby agony

2019-05-23 17:03

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.

Medical negligence claims out of control

2018-11-16 15:27

The KZN Department of Health medical negligence claims bill has spiralled out of control.

Race row over health jobs

2018-11-07 15:38

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.

Health head bullied

2018-09-07 16:04

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.

‘No basis to fire Dhlomo’

2017-06-23 13:45

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.

Dhlomo makes Health sick

2017-06-21 14:17

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.

Health’s ‘terrible planning’

2017-05-18 14:03

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.

KZN department needs R1 billion more

2017-05-02 15:23

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.

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