Loadshedding negatively impacts the provision of health care services

Tebogo Msimanga | Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has been concerned for some time with this matter of load-shedding with the hope that it improves, but it has gotten worse to higher levels of 5 and 6 as it impacts the provision of health care services across the country. Minister has ordered the Director-General, […]

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How is Minister Phaahla planning to keep the power on in hospitals and clinics?

Just News | The Democratic Alliance has written to the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, to request his urgent intervention in the dire effect the most recent bout of rolling blackouts have on the already overburdened public health sector. DA Shadow Minister of Health Michele Clarke said given the Department of Health’s statement in […]

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Fake pharmacist arrested for selling medication

Just News | Mpumalanga Police on Thursday arrested a fake Pharmacist, aged 24 on allegations of unlawfully selling schedule 6 medication to some patrons. According to the report, information regarding a suspect selling certain medication to people without legal authorisation was brought to the attention of the members, supplied by the Intelligence structure of the […]

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Poverty and stress identified as causes of drinking while pregnant

Tebogo Msimanga | The lack of family support, high levels of poverty, absence of partners – are some of the leading reasons expressed by women as their need to turn to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. This was told to Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu during her engagement with the community of Boitekong in the North West […]

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Murdered whistleblower’s request was ignored

Just News | DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health Jack Bloom says Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi on Monday, ducked his questions at a sitting of the Gauteng Legislature on why a forensic investigation into suspicious payments by the Tembisa Hospital was not done a year ago when murdered whistleblower Babita Deokaran requested it. According […]

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Half a billion spent on unused hospital, suspended officials enjoying salaries

Tebogo Msimanga | The Democratic Alliance (DA) says Gauteng residents are still paying for the salary of nine officials from Gauteng’s Department of Infrastructure Development and Health, seven months after their suspension. The officials were suspended because of the irrational decision to spend more than half a billion rand on refurbishing the Anglo Gold Ashanti […]

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Government in the process of appointing an independent Forensic investigator

Tebogo Msimanga | Gauteng Premier, David Makhura has noted the media interest in the latest developments of the Babita Deokaran murder investigation. The late Deokaran, Chief Director: Financial Accounting in the Department of Health was gunned down in her driveway in August 2021. She was a critical witness in the investigation by the Special Investigative […]

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Broken theatre at Bheki Mlangeni hospital putting lives at risk

Tebogo Msimanga | The Democratic Alliance on Monday reiterated that patients are suffering due to an operating theatre that has been broken for three months at the Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Soweto, but it’s a symptom of a far larger problem at this troubled hospital. In October 2020 the hospital CEO Ruth Mabyana was put […]

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