Army takes over Mahikeng hospital as health services close to collapse

As North West communities wait for the ANC to decide the fate of Premier Supra Mahumapelo, things have gone for bad to worse as health services in the province are close to total collapse.

Just when he was breathing a sigh of relief after the army’s health services – a team of nurses and doctors – took over collapsed health services at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi was told more health professionals were downing tools in other areas.
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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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The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

Durban – Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water. The grim state of these government-run hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal was detailed in a report commissioned by National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. In December 2016, Motsoaledi tasked the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) to undertake […]
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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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Attack on doctors at public hospitals in South Africa sparks security concerns

The South African Medical Association (Sama), and its Eastern Cape branch, has condemned the lack of proper security at public hospitals in the province after a doctor was assaulted by a patient. Dr Archie Solombela sustained a fracture to his right arm and a general worker was also hurt during the attack by a psyciatric […]
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