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36 people dead in Listeriosis outbreak

More than 30 people have died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday morning that while Listeriosis is a serious disease, it is a disease which can be treated with antibiotics. The virus is found in soil, water and vegetation. Motsoaledi said people who[…]

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WCape hospitals to resort to boreholes

By Wardāh Wilkinson Hospitals in the Western Cape will rely heavily on water from boreholes if ‘Day Zero’ arrives. With Cape Town’s drought now at crisis point, the essential services sector has no alternative but to continue functioning, even if water dries up. While the City of Cape Town is[…]

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Health dept in talks with Esidimeni families

The Gauteng health department is holding talks with the families of the 94 Life Esidimeni patients who died after they were moved to unlicensed NGOs. “The department has begun consultations with the families to arrive at whatever form of closure they will agree on,” national health department spokesperson Joe Maila[…]

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Health Dept launches complaints management call center

The Office of Health Standards Compliance has launched a national complaints management call centre in Pretoria aimed at resolving health related complaints. Chairperson of the OHSC  Lizo Mazwai and Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba officiated at the launch. Makgoba says the call centre aims to bring about accountability and restore the[…]

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Health dept warns of job scam

The Western Cape department of health has warned the public against any illicit job advertisements purporting to be from the department, or asking potential job seekers to pay for a job. The department’s spokesperson Sithembiso Magubane said that a few hospitals have been targeted in this scam namely Helderberg, Valkenberg,[…]

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No Ebola in SA: Health department

There are no Ebola cases reported or confirmed in South Africa, the health department said on Friday. This was while the total number of cases in the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone had risen to 3069 probable and confirmed cases, spokesman Popo Maja said[…]

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