western cape department of health

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by ‘mistake’

A nine-year-old pupil in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg was circumcised by “mistake” by a family health programme at his school. The family has reported the matter to the police. The Grade 3 pupil from Panorama Primary underwent a medical circumcision without his mother’s consent and it was not in accordance with Xhosa[…]

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Extra funding for joint replacement surgery

To deal with an ever increasing backlog of patients awaiting knee and hip replacement surgery, Western Cape Department of Health Minister, Theuns Botha, has announced an immediate intervention that will seek to shorten the massive waiting list. This includes the allocation of R23, 5 million over the next two years,[…]

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