Baba dood na swak diens in staatshospitaal – Nuwe ma ontneem van haar geluk

‘n Bronkhorstspruit ma, Priscilla Fuhri (39), is ontneem van haar geluk toe sy moes toekyk hoe haar pasgebore baba dogtertjie voor haar oë versmoor en tot sterwe kom as gevolg van nalatigheid by ’n mediese regerings instansie. Priscilla het op Maandag, 11 September in kraam gegaan. Sy was teen die tyd net ses maande en […]
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GAUTENG HEALTH OFFICIAL ADMITS BEING NEGLIGENT OVER ESIDIMENI TRAGEDY

A senior Gauteng Health Department official who headed the Life Esidimeni project has admitted that he was an irresponsible and negligent leader. Levy Mosenogi is testifying on Wednesday during the arbitration process between the State and families of victims of the Esidimeni tragedy. One-hundred-and-eighteen psychiatric patients died after the department terminated its contract with the […]
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Medical negligence claims in public health sector rise by 25%

The sorry state of the public health sector is reflected in the sharp rise in medical negligence claims against provincial health departments, increasing by around 25% per year between 2011 and 2016. Medical negligence claims rise by 25%. This is according to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC Attorneys who says that the Gauteng Department of […]
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Mpumalanga woman claims nurses left her to deliver her own baby

The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. Ester Mnisi claims that nursing staff at Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge ignored her pleas for help on Sunday, September 17, when she went into labour. “It was on Sunday, around six […]
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Motsoaledi has ‘zero authority’ to help ailing hospitals

Cape Town – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he has “zero authority” to improve the functioning of troubled state hospitals, which are all managed by provincial governments. Motsoaledi told the portfolio committee on health on Thursday that a two-year ministerial task team report highlighted 19 key problems at hospitals in six provinces around the country. […]
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Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid moet opdok vir bejaarde se onderbeen

Die Noord-Kaapse LUR van gesondheid is Woensdag in die hooggeregshof in Kimberley beveel om die mediese en regskoste te betaal van ’n bejaarde man wat sy onderbeen weens mediese nalatigheid verloor het. Regter Mpho Mamosebo het in haar uitspraak gesê dit ontstem haar dat ’n kundige soos dr. Qebelo Maseme, wat vir die LUR getuig […]
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Oscar ‘doing well’ after night in hospital

Oscar is doing well under the circumstances, his father Henke Pistorius says. The Paralympic athlete was kept in Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Pretoria overnight for observation after experiencing chest pains on Thursday morning. “He has been discharged and is back in the facility,” Logan Maistry, spokesperson for the department of correctional services, told AFP. Henke […]
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Would you test for HIV in your living room?

It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test The trick, says Ann Moore as she pulls the small white stick from the plastic packaging, is not just to swab the gums but to scrape them. The doctor sticks the […]
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Anger as KZN hospital sends child home with gaping wound

A child is back in a KwaZulu-Natal hospital after being discharged with a gaping bleeding wound‚ forcing his aunt to turn to Twitter to demand help. But the health department disputes the version of events. The 8-year-old boy was discharged from Madadeni hospital in Newcastle on Monday with an open wound‚ following an appendix operation. […]
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Medical aids spying on doctors with hidden cameras – High Court claim

The National Healthcare Professionals Association of South Africa has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court accusing 19 medical aid schemes of spying on doctors and sneaking hidden cameras into their consulting rooms. The Sunday Times reported that medical aids are also allegedly holding back payments to doctors due to unproven misconduct. The association – […]
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