Gaza’s health system could be overwhelmed by next week because of a surge in coronavirus cases, health advisers warned on Sunday. The blockaded territory has almost run out of ventilators and could have no space in intensive-care units in 10 days’ time, said Abdelraouf Elmanama, a microbiologist who is part[…]
The Western Cape goverment said it expected to hear whether the ban on alcohol sales in the province will be lifted within the next few days. It recently concluded presentations to the national coronavirus command council to revisit the ban within provincial borders. Premier Alan Winde stated the reopening of[…]
Corruption Watch says it has learned that officials and employees of various South African hospitals and clinics mismanage funds and use state resources to benefit themselves. The anti-graft, the non-profit organisation released its report – X-Ray: The critical state of the health sector in SA – on Wednesday. The report[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health says early indications are that pressure is easing on hospitals in the province. During a digital media briefing today, officials said they are noticing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths, which is less than what was projected by epidemiologists. According to the National[…]
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has called on the government to ensure that healthcare workers are fully protected from the coronavirus at the hospitals they serve. Members visited workplaces in the Western Cape this week as the number of frontline workers to be infected with the[…]
Not all hospitals and clinics are taking steps to protect high-risk staff from the new coronavirus, say unions. People aged 50 or older are almost 10 times as likely to die from Covid-19 than otherwise healthy younger people, according to recently released figures from the Western Cape health department. The[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Cape Town on Friday to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Cape currently accounts for nearly two-thirds of infections nationally. President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on his inspection of COVID-19 facilities[…]
As the country rushes towards an anticipated spike in Covid-19 cases, the Western Cape’s largest hospital is already under pressure, with a need for more nurses and many of its ICU beds occupied, according to staff who spoke to News24. As the province continues to account for well over half[…]
South African hospitals are currently not overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic, acting director-general of the Department of Health, Anban Pillay, said on Monday. Pillay and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize addressed the Portfolio Committee on Health and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services in a virtual meeting early on[…]
The entire SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been put on standby. The deployment of more than 73 000 SANDF members will include medical personnel and it might include field hospitals, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said when she addressed the Joint Standing Committee on Defence about the[…]
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