Masego Home insists it took good care of people at the facility

The care facility in Krugersdorp received 63 patients from the Life Esidimeni facility, and seven of them died

Mental patients have nowhere to go, despite department of health saying it would move them

A home with three patients moved from the care of Life Esidimeni says they have no relatives — and lambasts the ombudsman for saying the home should be ...

Eastern Cape gives cash injection to 26 hospitals to fill critical positions

The roles include doctors and nurses‚ as well as specialists for maternity sections at the identified hospitals‚ including the Nelson Mandela ...

Gauteng health admits difficulties with managing the spread of listeriosis

The department is putting in many measures, but nationally, the death toll from the outbreak has topped 100 — the worst listeriosis outbreak in global ...

Gauteng health department places moratorium on new projects to stabilise finances

The Gauteng health MEC says the department, at the current rate, is projected to incur nearly R7bn in accruals by the end of the current financial year

Three unaccounted for state psychiatric patients found at NGO

The three were found at a home that the health ombud recommended be closed following the deaths of multiple patients‚ the DA’s Jack Bloom says

New authority replaces ‘slow’ Medicines Control Council

The aim of SAHPRA is to be ‘efficient‚ relevant and transparent’, and to speed up the approval of new medicine and clinical trials slowed ...

Families of those who died after leaving Life Esidimeni care to get R200,000

The amount is broken down as R20,000 for funeral costs and R180,000 for emotional trauma

SA still cannot find source of worst listeriosis outbreak in history

Most of the 852 cases have been reported in Gauteng‚ with 13% of cases in the Western Cape and 7% in KwaZulu-Natal

Kimberly mental hospital to be opened — a decade late and six-times over budget

The 286-bed Kimberly Mental Health Hospital was begun in 2006 and will cost R1.86bn, but some MPs are sceptical it will open next month as promised

Oriental fruit fly infests at least four provinces

The oriental fruit fly is a mango and citrus pest, and by 2012 it was confirmed in Mpumalanga where much of SA’s subtropical fruit industry is based

Health Minister sobs as Life Esidimeni tragedy wraps up

‘I wish to apologise unconditionally to the families and to all those who are still living. We have wronged them in a way unimaginable,’ he says

Zille assures Cape Town its healthcare facilities will have water should ‘day zero’ come

Both public and private healthcare facilities will not have their water shut off, Zille says — stressing that day zero may not come if consumers reduce ...

KZN eyes oncologists from Cuba and India as no one will work in state hospitals

The last cancer specialist in Durban left the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in December‚ leaving KZN with only two oncologists, at Grey’s ...

Changes to SA intellectual property policy could cut some cancer drug prices by 90%

The Cancer Alliance says research shows Celgene’s drug Revlimid, which costs R882,000 for a year’s supply in SA in the private sector, is just ...

Global push to track ‘superbugs’

Globally, an estimated 700,000 people die from drug-resistant strains of common bacterial infections each year

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