HPCSA concerned about escalating number of fake doctors in SA

LOCAL The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) says it is concerned about the escalating number of fake doctors around the country. This is as evidence before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court has revealed that a 38-year-old bogus doctor accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, is not registered with the health[…]

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SA doctor possibly killed in Syria air-strike

A South African doctor Feroze Ganchi is reported to have been killed in Syria after an air strike hit the refugee camp he was operating in. Muslim Lawyers Association spokesperson, Yousha Tayob, says that there are many missing details, but that there is reason to believe the reports may be[…]

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Stellenbosch doctor’s murder case to resume

The defence for a man accused of killing Dr Louis Heyns is expected to call its first witness in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Marthinus van der Walt, 34, has pleaded not guilty to hijacking, kidnapping, and murdering the paediatrician in May 2013. On Friday, the trial took[…]

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Stellenbosch doctor’s death not accidental: pathologist

Whoever assaulted Stellenbosch academic and paediatrician Dr Louis Heyns must have known it would lead to serious injury or death, a forensic pathologist told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Pathologist Daphne Anthony had testified on the large number of injuries to his body during the trial of his[…]

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New York City doctor infected with Ebola

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned from West Africa recently has tested positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital, the city’s mayor confirmed. The doctor developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement on[…]

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor has died from the disease, medical officials have said. Sheik Umar Khan was infected earlier this month and died on Tuesday at a ward run by medical charity Doctors Without Borders in the far north of the country. Miatta Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s health minister, called[…]

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