Patients were left without medicines, some were unable to access life-saving dialysis and pharmacy warehouses were shut down as looting and arson erupted in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) last week. But with teamwork and behind-the-scenes planning, the fragile health system has managed to stay afloat.

For patients of the B Braun dialysis facility in Riverhorse Valley, the situation looked dire early last week...

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