Horror stories of births at Yusuf Dadoo – Mother had to pull baby out by herself

A woman was allegedly forced to give birth unassisted at Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital.

A few days after it was reported on the death of a newborn baby whose mother had to give birth to him without any assistance from nurses or hospital staff at Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, another mother has come forward, claiming she had to give birth in similar circumstances, Krugersdorp News reports.
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Discovery Health teamed up with Uber for flu shots on the go

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand.

For one day only, Wednesday 18 April 2018, riders in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth………
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EXCLUSIVE:- North West could run out of medicine within days

North West hospitals and clinics could run out of medicine in just days as a go-slow at its central medicine depot enters its second month, provincial communications Tebogo Lekgethwane has confirmed.

“With the strike, it means nothing is coming into the hospital or clinics”, warns Glenda Muzenda, who manages the Stop Stockouts Project, a civil society coalition that monitors medicine availability in the public sector.
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Man dies after four hour wait for ambulance

A 52-year-old Kimberley man died while waiting over four hours for an ambulance to transport him for medical attention on Monday morning.

The man’s niece, Elizabeth Manogwe, believes that her uncle would still be alive had the ambulance arrived sooner.
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Gauteng Health Department promises extra vigilance on mental health NGOs

Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Gauteng Department has taken extraordinary measures to increase the number of audits at mental health non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it said, after issuing 133 licences of compliance for the 2018/19 financial year.
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The Digital era is the way to go for hospitals

To patients, hospitals are regarded as sanctums of healing, but the truth is private sector facilities must also be sustainable businesses.To do so, they need to be and remain competitive by offering better services at a lower cost, especially with the opening of more and more new hospitals, clinics and other private healthcare facilities.
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Mom gives birth without doctor’s assistance – sits with dead baby between her legs for 10 minutes

“The nurse said if I want to deliver my baby I must just do it myself otherwise I must keep it in – they are busy with other patients.”

A broken mother cried with unbearable sadness as she told the News how she gave birth to a baby in a state hospital, claiming that she had no assistance from nurses or doctors whatsoever.
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Oorgrote meerderheid mense steun op die openbare gesondheidstelsel – Tshwane-klinieke ‘moet ten alle tye oop wees’

Die EFF in Tshwane het laas Donderdag ʼn mosie ter tafel gelê vir die stad se gesondheidsentrums om 24 uur per dag, sewe dae van die week, oop te wees.

Dít volg op die suksesvolle mosie in Johannesburg verlede jaar waartydens die raad ingestem het om heeltydse gesondheidsorg reg oor die stad te verskaf.
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Study shows that Antibiotic resistance is growing in low- and middle-income countries

Although the threat of antibiotic resistance is well-documented, global use has increased by 39% between 2000 and 2015, especially in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) including South Africa.

A new study by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), Princeton University, ETH Zurich and the University ……
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National Health Insurance (NHI):- Where has the money gone?

An additional R4.2bn has been allocated to National Health Insurance (NHI) over the medium term in the latest budget.

The question is what has been done with the money that has already been allocated to the plan and how will the new funds will be used?
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