Many Capetonians are concerned about the condition of the local water supply to households and businesses, with some detecting an earthy flavour. The City of Cape Town has reassured that the water remains safe to drink and is compliant with SANS241 standards, however, the VOC took the concerns and raised[…]
After months of hard work, finally the ribbon was cut to officially unveil the District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) on Wednesday. Premier Helen Zille and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo did the honours at the special event, attended by members of the District Six community. The R104 million four-storey District[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Health Department has stepped up its vigilance for diarrhoea cases among children as summer temperatures rise. The period from November to May is dubbed diarrhoea surge season as it coincides with an increase in the number of diarrhoea cases because of the warmer weather which[…]
Following an announcement by the Provincial Health Department to relocate the Hanover Park Day Hospital, residents have come out in anger citing the already sparse availability of healthcare facilities. The closure of the Hanover Park hospital, along with the closure of Manenberg’s GF Jooste Hospital, has effectively resulted in the[…]
Health, a facet of life that is typically enjoyed by many, for those who suffer fatal illnesses, it is viewed as a priceless commodity. For 14-year-old Ansauf Benjamin, who witnessed her life alter within less than a month, the value of health has only been realized. Ansauf, who excitedly began[…]
A need for chronic wound care at the Lotus River Community Day Centre increased drastically when statistics showed staff treating 550 patients per month as compared to 9 patients with chronic ulcers per month in 2014. Since the implementation of the Chronic Wound Care (CWC) treatment plan in 2014, more[…]
Following recent events that saw more than 30 attacks on health workers in the last eight months, the Western Cape Health Department has launched Operation Khuseleka. The operation is a staff safety initiative that’s directed at encouraging operation within broader society to keep health workers safe. Speaking to VOC, spokesperson[…]
During Ramadan, apart from worship and concerns of how to spiritually improve oneself, a lot of people get preoccupied with what they will cook or prepare for iftar and suhoor for thirty straight days. The numerous shopping trips start a week or two before Ramadan. During the first few days[…]
As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]
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