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Nehawu promises healthcare sector strike will go ahead
Following months of deadlocked negotiations with the health department, Nehawu is now pushing ahead with its plans to see a full-blown health sector strike.
Aspects of these programmes have taken a back seat in recent months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
DA MP Evelyn Wilson said while most clinics were dysfunctional, the National Health Insurance would not succeed.
Previously, teenagers had to wait until they were 18 to join the SA registry. Now they can join by following the exact same procedure as others would.
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Covid-19 herd immunity: political pandering or realistic resolution?
Experts have warned that politicians pushing the idea of herd immunity are selling a pipe dream, but they do, however, have slightly more positive news about the second wave of infections currently happening.

Health PICS: Deputy Public Protector conducts inspection at KZN school

She has been doing site visits at various provinces to observe the challenges that staff, the public and pupils face regarding the provision of services amid the Covid-19 pandemic since August.

Health Two young children die in KZN after contracting rabies in separate incidents

This year alone, three cases of human rabies have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal, three in the Eastern Cape, and one in Limpopo. 

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Is National Ventilator Project a ‘slightly delayed’ success, or massive failure?

Covid-19 Is National Ventilator Project a ‘slightly delayed’ success, or massive failure?

According to DTI spokesperson Sidwell Medupi, the project was far from a failure and has only been delayed by budget issues.

Health Health department assures government-issued condoms are not recycled

This follows reports of condoms that were being recycled and resold in Vietnam.

Health Watch: Texas on high-alert, after brain-eating amoeba from water supply kills child

The amoeba causes migraines, hyperthermia, stiff neck and vomiting, then dizziness, extreme fatigue, confusion and hallucinations.

Health Sorry your pay is late, Gauteng health dept tells community health workers

‘It is important that we profusely apologise for the inconvenience caused,’ acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo said.

food and drink Just how much salt should you be eating?

The country’s biggest provider of heart disease medication warns South Africans to cut back on salt, as it could have a destructive impact on their cardiovascular system.

Health KZN Health MEC says job market facing a shortage of healthcare professionals

Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and radiographers are among the professionals of which there is a severe shortage in the job market.

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Single-shot Covid-19 vaccine could be here by next year

Covid-19 Single-shot Covid-19 vaccine could be here by next year

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies are moving into phase three of its trials, in a study that aim at obtaining representations of populations which were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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Survivors and healthcare workers battle the mental scars of Covid-19

Health Survivors and healthcare workers battle the mental scars of Covid-19

Physiotherapists who volunteered at the makeshift hospital at the Nasrec Convention Centre say the virus’ siege on South Africa’s poor has uncovered the shame of a system which has failed its most vulnerable patrons.

Covid-19 Resurgence warning from Mkhize on day one of Level 1

The minister said the move to Level 1 did not mean the period of the Covid-19 pandemic was over but that it did mean rebuilding the economy.

Health Unhealthy lifestyles leads to spike in dementia cases

Experts warn that cases of Alzheimer’s disease could triple in the next thirty years, but this could be prevented by exercise, healthy eating, staying mentally fit and socially active.

Health More than a third of SA won’t get the Covid-19 vaccine when available

Only Russia, Poland, Hungary and France, had lower rates of intent that South Africa, with 36% citing concerns about possible side effects as the reason they won’t get vaccinated.

Health Elective surgeries have resumed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

In the past two weeks, 517 surgeries relating to urological, cataract and gynaecological treatments have already been done.




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