A stakeholders meeting on January 6 discussed problems which included overcrowding in the ward, staff shortages, and inappropriate equipment storage.
‘Due to roads being barricaded, staff at health facilities in the area have not been able to attend to their official duties.’
A CRE outbreak has caused infections such as pneumonia and meningitis at the hospital’s Neonatal Unit.
A third person was confirmed to have died and 136 new cases were found over the weekend in Wuhan, taking the total number of people to have been diagnosed with the virus in China to 201.
Eyewitnesses ran to help and paramedics rushed up and down the busy road tending to more and more people who had suddenly become very ill.
Newborn baby’s arm gets broken in private hospital’s care
‘We still do not know what happened – whether one of the nurses picked her up and dropped her, or whether she fell, we don’t know.’

NICD confirms case of Odyssean malaria in Tshwane

This after a 19-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed after presenting flu-like symptoms in mid-November last year.

DA calls for Gauteng probe into reported oxygen tanks ‘delay’ allegedly leading to three deaths

‘Riverlea has a particular problem with lung diseases because of toxic chemicals and dust from nearby mining operations,’ claims Jack Bloom.

Nurses suspended after mother turned away from KwaZulu-Natal clinic

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.

People die as they wait for oxygen tanks since October

People die as they wait for oxygen tanks since October

The government contractor supposed to deliver tanks to Riverlea has not done so, the Benchmark Foundation said, but the problem is nothing new.

‘Hero’ taxi driver helps woman give birth after nurses turn her away

KZN MEC for Health Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has since ordered an investigation into allegations of rude and improper conduct by nurses.

An estimated six million South Africans could be suffering from crime-related PTSD

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.

SAHRC welcomes settlement with woman who was tied to hospital bench

The commission particularly welcomed the health department’s undertaking to provide special training to staff in the treatment of elderly and vulnerable patients.

Gauteng health dept ‘addresses’ birth ‘cerebral palsy outcomes’

Gauteng health dept ‘addresses’ birth ‘cerebral palsy outcomes’

This ‘entails addressing staff shortages, increasing beds and ensuring functional equipment is available,’ department spokesperson Philani Mhlungu said.

UKZN students fly the SA flag at health convention in Geneva

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.

Under NHI, there’ll be no difference in quality of private and public hospitals – Mkhize

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.

Gauteng leads the country in New Year’s Day newborns

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.

Gauteng hospitals welcome 213 New Year babies

In KwaZulu-Natal, 66 babies made an entrance into the world on New Year’s Day – 34 boys and 32 girls.

SA medical students develop app for world competition

The competition was looking for solutions to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Gauteng health dept warns public about fake circumcision schools

A 23-year-old initiate passed away due to burn wounds.

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