South African Medical Association (Sama) chairperson, Dr Angelique Coetzee, says doctors are now showing signs of emotional fatigue amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. She says the Department of Health should give doctors compulsory leave when possible to allow them some time to rest. Coetzee has expressed concern[…]
A team of ten Palestinian doctors who hold Israeli citizenship arrived in the Gaza Strip on Thursday to carry out essential surgery and assist medical teams dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Anadolu has reported. The Director General of Pharmacies in the Ministry of Health, Munir Al-Borsh, told the news agency[…]
Doctors at the Siberian hospital that first treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Monday that they had saved his life but that they had not found traces of poison in his system. Navalny, a longtime opponent of President Vladimir Putin, fell gravely ill on Thursday after what his[…]
The United States is entering what a senior official warned on Sunday would be the “hardest” week of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll mounted, but some saw glimmers of hope from a slight slowing of fatalities in hard-hit New York. New York, the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus[…]
Eighty seven South African medical graduates, who have completed their medicine studies through the Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration (NMFC), will graduate from the Walter Sisulu University next week. The group is the largest to graduate from the programme at once. The graduation ceremony will also be attended by[…]
A new overtime policy introduced by the national Department of Health could see some doctors in the public sector facing a pay cut as high as 30% in January. Several KwaZulu-Natal doctors speaking to News24 on condition of anonymity have warned of a mass exodus of specialists from the public[…]
The South African Medical Association is launching a campaign to create awareness about the long and gruelling hours under which junior doctors operate. Its since emerged that many of these doctors often push themselves to the point of exhaustion. This issue was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year after[…]
“Whosoever saves a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.” [Qur’an5:32] Death is a sensitive topic of discussion in most communities. Discussing whether or not to donate your organs after you die may be an even more sensitive subject as people never want to[…]
Cape Town born Dr Yaseen Khan from the Open Medicine Project South Africa (TOMPSA) is slowly attracting global recognition for his innovation in combining the medical and technological fields, in a bid to improve the overall state of healthcare in South Africa and other low resource settings. The project has[…]
A Norwegian doctor currently assisting in the war stricken Gaza Strip has penned a moving letter to the world’s most influential leaders, describing the awful conditions caused by a 17 day Israeli bombardment on the region. Since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began just over two weeks ago, more[…]
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