Independent health complaints committee formed

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[…]

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Bassiouni’s health worsening, says son

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[…]

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Haj health plan in place

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[…]

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No shortage of ARVs in South Africa

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[…]

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Egypt’s Mubarak reported to have suffered health problem

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[…]

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Province faces medicine shortage

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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