An EMS employee in hot water for driving an ambulance to check on a girlfriend

Tebogo Msimanga | The North West Department of Health on Saturday placed it on record that the EMS officer who was caught by the law enforcement officers driving an EMS response vehicle allegedly for a personal matter is being investigated.  The incident happened during the festive season when the Department needed all its available resources […]

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Department of health monitoring Covid Situation in China

Tebogo Msimanga | The Department of Health on Sunday 01 January 2023 announced that it is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in China and other parts of the world, and will issue an alert if the country needs to take extra precautions. A spokesperson for the National Heath department Foster Mohale said there is no […]

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Criminals stole copper pipe at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital putting patients’ lives at risk

Tebogo Msimanga | The Gauteng MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has called for the police to leave no stone unturned to bring to book criminals who put patients’ lives at risk when they cut and stole a 10-metre copper pipe which supplies oxygen to various sections of the main Intensive Care Unit (ICU) […]

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South Africa can’t just “move-on” from Covid-19 without absorbing valuable lessons

Supplied | A new report released on Sunday, 12 December on Universal Health Coverage Day, by Rural Health Advocacy Project reveals that the health system disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic compromised the gains made in many programmes in this sector. It also highlighted various inequities in the current structure of the health system. Titled […]

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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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