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However, the department confirmed that illegal connections at the main water pipeline nearby had caused problems at the hospital from time to time.
The Limpopo health department has denied allegations that patients at the Kgapane Hospital in Modjadjiskloof are forced to bring containers of water to the hospital, due to water shortages.
This after a 19-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed after presenting flu-like symptoms in mid-November last year.
‘Riverlea has a particular problem with lung diseases because of toxic chemicals and dust from nearby mining operations,’ claims Jack Bloom.
Two KwaZulu-Natal nurses from Buxedene Clinic near Nongoma have been suspended, after allegedly failing to assist a mother shortly before she went into labour.
The government contractor supposed to deliver tanks to Riverlea has not done so, the Benchmark Foundation said, but the problem is nothing new.
KZN MEC for Health Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has since ordered an investigation into allegations of rude and improper conduct by nurses.
SADAG argues that hijacking victims suffer the same symptoms and experience the same level of trauma as people who are exposed to a war zone or natural disaster.
The commission particularly welcomed the health department’s undertaking to provide special training to staff in the treatment of elderly and vulnerable patients.
This ‘entails addressing staff shortages, increasing beds and ensuring functional equipment is available,’ department spokesperson Philani Mhlungu said.
The students were invited to Geneva to present their idea of using cellphone technology in the fight against AMR to experts from the World Health Organisation.
He was speaking on Wednesday during a visit to the post-natal ward at King Dinuzulu Hospital, to welcome the first babies of the new decade.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has estimated that over 392,000 babies would be born around the world on New Year’s Day.
In KwaZulu-Natal, 66 babies made an entrance into the world on New Year’s Day – 34 boys and 32 girls.
The competition was looking for solutions to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).