Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, has introduced the very first Independent Health Complaints Committee in South Africa. The committee is the first of its kind as it is an independent entity that will consider complaints which emanate from the public health system in the province. The body has[…]
International SOS, a leading medical and travel security risk services company, is offering medical guidance to pilgrims ahead of this year’s Haj, which it says is likely to be among the hottest in the past two decades. Dr. Issam Badaoui, Medical Director at International SOS, said: “This year, pilgrims[…]
The Health Ministry has issued several tips for Haj pilgrims including food preparation, nutrition, taking prescribed medication on time, and getting proper rest. The aim is to ensure that pilgrims perform their rituals safely and avoid being infected with various diseases including Ebola and MERS. The ministry’s nutrition department stated[…]
Egyptian South African scholar Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Bassiouni is reportedly still struggling with immense back pain as he remains unjustly imprisoned in Cairo. Bassiouni’s son Bilaal told VOC News that his 65 year old father is in need of back surgery after suffering with pain for nine months and sleeping on[…]
The General Directorate for Health Affairs in Madinah on Monday unveiled an integrated plan for this year’s Haj to enable pilgrims perform their religious rituals in a healthy and infection-free environment. “We have completed the health plan to achieve the best level of performance of health services for pilgrims, workers[…]
Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has met with top bosses in the pharmaceutical industry over a shortage of medical supplies. Last month South Africans went into a state of panic after the department published on its website a list of medicines that were out of stock. These shortages have affected[…]
Egypt’s former president Hosny Mubarak, cleared of murder charges last week, has suffered an unspecified health problem, his backers said Friday. “He suffered a sudden health crisis, but he is fine now,” a pro-Mubarak Facebook page said without giving details. The comment came shortly after private Egyptian broadcaster Sada al-Balad[…]
The Western Cape is facing a shortage of vital medication, as a result of “poor management”. The late award of pharmaceutical tenders by the National Department of Health as well as the removal from contracts of coded medicines not listed in the National Essential Medicines list, has led to certain[…]
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