Gauteng Health spends R17.6 million on corruption investigations

Tebogo Msimanga | The Gauteng Health Department has spent R17.6 million on 12 corruption investigations since January 2018, but has recovered no money that is desperately needed to provide hospital services for sick patients. DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health Jack Bloom said this information was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi in a […]

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R500 million hospital has only six Covid patients

Tebogo Msimanga | The Gauteng Health Department used R500 million of Covid-19 funds to refurbish the Anglo Ashanti hospital in the Far West Rand, but it currently has only six Covid patients receiving low-level care. Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health Jack Bloom said this was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi […]

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President Ramphosa welcomes Biovac and Pfizer collaboration

Just News | President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday welcomed the announcement of a collaboration between South Africa’s Biovac Institute and the global pharmaceutical producer Pfizer as a breakthrough in the protection of African nations against COVID-19. Biovac and Pfizer announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Cape Town by the Biovac Institute. […]

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Gauteng reaches a peak of Covid-19 third wave

Tebogo Msimanga | Gauteng government announced on Friday that the province has reached the peak of the third wave of COVID-19. It said the numbers are still very high, and the healthcare system remains strained. “Daily new infections remain very high. Some of those infected do require hospital care.” The department added that the increase […]

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Qualified doctors unemployed, working ones facing physical exhaustion

Tebogo Msimanga | The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says urgent intervention from national and provincial governments is now needed to address critical staff shortages at hospitals. The Association said hospitals are continuing to experience an influx of patients but there are too few healthcare workers including doctors to deal with the demand. SAMA Chairperson […]

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Qualified doctors unemployed, working ones facing physical exhaustion

Tebogo Msimanga | The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says urgent intervention from national and provincial governments is now needed to address critical staff shortages at hospitals. The Association says hospitals are continuing to experience an influx of patients but there are too few healthcare workers including doctors to deal with the demand. SAMA Chairperson […]

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The recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout

Tebogo Msimanga | The Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that the national vaccination programme is continuing across most provinces, with vaccines being safely distributed to operational sites. However, the recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout and also disrupted access to essential healthcare services including collection of chronic medication by TB, HIV, Diabetes […]

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Medical Interns finally placed

Tebogo Msimanga | The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has for the moment, suspended its legal action against the Department of Health, the Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) following confirmation received on Thursday that 155 medical interns have finally been placed. The confirmation […]

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President Ramaphosa must make SIU report on Digital Vibes-corruption public-DA

Tebogo Msimanga | The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to make the full, unredacted Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report public immediately, so that the matter can be referred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as a matter of urgency. The SIU has completed its investigation into the suspended Minister of Health, […]

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