Uproar at KZN hospital as DA confronts health MEC Dhlomo over cancer crisis

On Monday, DA health officials Imran Keeka and Patricia Kopane tried to enter Addington Hospital’s oncology unit but were physically removed by security ...

Good public healthcare in Western Cape will mean an older population

Provincial projections show that the Cape Town metro is expected to experience the lowest rate of population growth, as it is growing from a higher population ...

Nod for proposal to fund health plan with medical aid rebates

ANC supports the policy proposal put forward by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

State medical scheme back on track

Tighter controls of hospital admissions and new rules for public servants who hop on and off the scheme pay off, says official

Senior medical students fail spectacularly at diagnosing childhood brain cancer

Findings in the SA Medical Journal suggest the five-year survival rate of 50% for SA’s children with cancer is lower than the 80% in high-income countries due ...

KZN health MEC replies to rights commission's damning oncology report

The province’s health MEC is facing calls for his removal as cancer patients wait months for diagnosis and treatment

The admin bungles leaving public healthcare patients in the lurch

Shortages of critical drugs when tenders lapse are caused by problems that are easily prevented with proper communication and planning, a study has found

Doctors accuse medical aids of ‘spying’

'Schemes are guilty of withholding payment from doctors without proof of misconduct'

New NHI White Paper gets A for effort, but F for funding

Overall, the National Health Insurance white paper is a great theoretical overview of the ideal healthcare system … except that it won’t happen, writes Johann ...

How the NHI white paper ignores the economic downturn

Economist warns on the use of 2010 figures in official government documents despite much-touted policy developments

Medical scheme members likely to lose their tax credits under NHI

The Health Minister says the first package of benefits will aid women, children and the elderly, with funds helping people ‘who are not on medical aid’

Vaccination not the answer to bird flu crisis, says minister Senzeni Zokwana

SA has culled more than a quarter of a million birds to contain the outbreak of a deadly and highly contagious strain of the virus

SA needs at least 12,000 pharmacists but has a ‘huge skills shortage’

The Departments of Health, and Trade and Industry, say SA is a long way off the 50 pharmacists per 100,000 people international benchmark

KZN has not ‘efficiently dealt’ with oncology crisis, health MEC Dhlomo says

But Sibongiseni Dhlomo has also tried to deflect blame for broken oncology machines from the department onto the company from which the equipment was bought

Nursing union Denosa decries council’s decision to rewrite exams

The South African Nursing Council should have completed its investigation before punishing all students who wrote the May exam, the union says

Cabinet approves latest version of NHI policy paper

The timing is significant — just two weeks before the ANC’s policy conference

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