‘Even with this medication, depression victims fight a daily battle. Every life lost is, in this case, a preventable tragedy,’ says the leader of a depression support group.
This results in stress, ill health, poor academic results and increased drop-out rates.
The Sandton Gautrain’s water supply remains cut off due to the premises’ landlord allegedly owing R8 million in rates and taxes.
Since April, the department has paid R237 million to settle medical negligence claims at various health institutions in the province.
The renovation of the hospital is expected to take nine months from the date of the handover in December.
The disease kills more than 400,000 people around the world every year. Of these about 290,000 were children under five. 

Mending broken bones just got a lot easier

Magnezix technology involves replacing titanium implants with magnesium ones, which fuse to the bone.

KZN health bosses under fire over foreign doctors to-and-fro

‘In light of what has been happening in South Africa, we stand with our African brothers and sisters,’ KZN health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said.

R2.7m raised to fund heart surgeries for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

The charity drive was done in a modified VW Beetle, better known as the Boikanyo Bug, across Africa and Europe.

‘Time to stop vaping’: 6th US death linked to ‘mysterious’ lung illness

Many of the reported illnesses involved vaping devices – including cannabis products – that contain vitamin E acetate, an oil derived from vitamin E that can be dangerous if inhaled.

#AmINext: New screening guidelines for gynaecologists, obstetricians

The guidelines come after the deaths of young women in South Africa – all acts of gender-based violence.

MRI machines: health boss backpedals on calling them ‘not essential’

Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku says NHI will help the department buy more MRI machines.

NHI is critical for SA and long overdue – Elders

‘If implemented in a fiscally responsible, transparent and accountable way, the NHI would turn SA’s crumbling public health system around.’

E-cigarettes also harmful to health, warns expert

E-cigarettes have become the in thing.

Draft Tobacco Bill: Council gives thumbs-up to plain packaging

Smoking is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths.

Traditional medicine has vital role to play in SA – Health MEC Masuku

The department’s implementation of NHI will offer traditional healers an opportunity to participate in the government consultations.

Weskoppies one of 12 Gauteng hospitals without a permanent CEO

Sebokeng, Mamelodi, Weskoppies, Tambo Memorial, Jubilee, Heidelburg, and Bronkhorspruit, among others, do not have permanent CEOs.

Gauteng health department vows 100% safety compliance by year end

Dr Bandile Masuku says the safety of both staff and patients is a key focus area for the department.

DA vows to watch ‘sick’ Gauteng hospitals

Gauteng health MEC spokesperson Kwara Kekana said a key focus is dealing with Occupational Health and Safety compliance.

All Gauteng state hospitals and clinics fail safety audit

Gauteng health department spokesperson Kwara Kekana could not be reached for comment.

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