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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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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Bloemfonteinse man wag 15 dae op noodoperasie

’n Bejaarde man wat vir 15 dae in erge pyn met gangreen weens diabetes in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, is uiteindelik Dinsdagmiddag teater toe. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg in die Vrystaat is met sere aan sy regterbeen deur ’n dokter na ’n chirurg by die […]
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Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

According to Patrick Masobe, chief executive officer of Agility Health, healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated fee-for-service environment – in which every service performed has a code and a price tag – with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans. “Among the […]
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‘Fight’ at hospital where wounded Jerome ‘Donkie’ Booysen is admitted

Cape Town – A fight has apparently broken out at the hospital where Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, who was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, is admitted. Late on Thursday, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the scene was still active and she therefore could not yet […]
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Winnie Mandela recuperating in hospital

JOHANNESBURG – Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been admitted to hospital. Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital on Tuesday evening for a minor procedure on her knee. The family has issued a statement saying her doctor has pronounced the procedure a success. Madikizela-Mandela will be kept in hospital for the next two weeks, for […]
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What does the law say about Medical negligence claims?

Medical negligence can take place in so many ways, and as a result it sometimes appears impossible for the ordinary man on the street to know when and for what he may claim. In this article we highlight a few examples of possible negligence claims and the different forms of damages that can be claimed […]
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