Corruption Watch says it has learned that officials and employees of various South African hospitals and clinics mismanage funds and use state resources to benefit themselves. The anti-graft, the non-profit organisation released its report – X-Ray: The critical state of the health sector in SA – on Wednesday. The report[…]
Frustrated patients have signed a petition over conditions at the Gugulethu Community Dental Clinic in Cape Town. Among the complaints are a lack of anaesthetic and no oral hygienist on most days. As the clinic only accepts 40 people per day, patients said they queued as early as 04:00, adding[…]
By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed In the fictional world, every super hero has a cape to symbolise their bravery and commitment to helping others. However, in reality we find doctors are celebrated, but are nurses hardly recognised, despite the lengthy hours they dedicate in the service of mankind. May 12th[…]
A community clinic in Mfuleni is alleged to have turned away several patients – some of whom were in need of antiretroviral and TB medication – as staff attended an end-of-year function, GroundUp reports. But spokesperson for the Western Cape health department, Sithembiso Magubane, said adequate staff had been left[…]
The Hanover Park Clinic is expected to remain shut for the duration of the coming festive season, a concerning development for residents of the area. Hanover Park has been subjected to on-going gang-related violence and while the situation has calmed over the past week, any escalation in shootings could see[…]
The Manenberg Clinic was plunged into darkness after cable thieves struck the council facility earlier this week, leaving staff without any telephone or computer lines. City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for health, Siyabulela Mamkeli, said the electricity supply had since been restored. However, millions were being spent on[…]
As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to team up with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) and Eli Lilly SA, in hosting four Ramadan Awareness Health Clinics at mosques across the city. The clinics will focus on the issue of diabetes and how[…]
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