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Turkey makes coronavirus treatment free

Following a presidential decree made yesterday, treatment for coronavirus in Turkey’s public hospitals will be completely free of charge. Patients will be provided protective gear and testing, in addition to medicine, even if they failed to pay state insurance. Citing an anonymous Turkish official, Middle East Eye reported that the[…]

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SA does not have enough hospital beds: analyst

South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases, with roughly 3 000 out of about 7 000 critical care beds available between the public and private healthcare sectors, according to best estimates. On Thursday, News24 reported approximate projections used by the government indicated 80%[…]

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New D6 community health centre opens

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[…]

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New community health centre to open in D6

By Wardah Wilkinson The Department of Transport and Public Works has finally completed the construction of the new District Six Community Health Centre, built to the cost of R100 million rand. The centre which is based in Caledon Street District Six was built on the site of the old Peninsula[…]

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Several TB strains now incurable, say local researchers

According to scientists, as a result of patients not finishing their treatments for tuberculosis (TB), several strains of the disease have become not just drug-resistant, but incurable! A study from the University of Cape Town says that “while various strains of TB, with varying degrees of resistance to drugs, have[…]

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