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Calls for Cyril to ‘put South Africa first’ in vaccine procurement plans
Various concerns have been raised about the plans to pool resources and make purchases of vaccines through the African Union, with some asking how this would benefit South Africans, and suggesting that we look after our own first.
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Prisoners welcome their prime position in Covid-19 vaccine queue
A prisoners’ rights group has welcomed the vaccine rollout putting them nearly first in line, but say they hope inmates won’t be used as guinea pigs.
Curing malaria means also having to stop the transmission cycle, which the new potent chemical compounds will be able to do.
The President said government would do everything possible to ensure that the process of procuring Covid-19 vaccines is transparent and that all information is available.
KZN health ME condemned the recording of patients at the facility.
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Lobby group lodge application to allow for use of Ivermectin
The Ivermectin Interest Group will attempt to force Sahpra’s hand by bringing a Section 21 application to allow the use of Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19.
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Gauteng facing Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 Gauteng facing Covid-19 crisis

Gauteng has surpassed the Western Cape with its number of Covid-19 infections, and scenes at one hospital has a worker saying he is scared of going to work.

Covid-19 WATCH: Steve Biko hospital battling massive influx of Covid-19 patients

Picture and videos have been circulating, showing large numbers of patients being treated in what appears to be a parking area, while the department plans to erect two tents to deal with further arrivals.

Covid-19 More than 21 000 new Covid-19 cases, 399 more deaths recorded

South Africa’s total Covid-19 cases increased to 1 214 176 on Saturday, with 21 606 new positive cases being confirmed.

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External degrees stymie medics

Health External degrees stymie medics

New guidelines mean at least 380 graduates are not practising.

Health Missed malaria diagnosis leads to man’s death

The NICD warned health professionals that Covid-19 and malaria exhibited the same early symptoms, such as fever, a headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and respiratory difficulties.

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Breathing life into the Eastern Cape

Health Breathing life into the Eastern Cape

Gift of the Givers distributes 870 appliances to the stricken province.

Health Probe launched after six patients die due to ‘oxygen supply interruption’

The incident occurred at the Shifa Private Hospital in Durban on 2 January.

Health Mkhize faces 3 hour grilling on vaccines, Ivermectin, budgets

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s appearance before parliament’s portfolio committee on health on Thursday resulted in three hours of grilling from his fellow MPs.

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Healthcare workers, unions, elated over Mkhize’s ‘excellent’ vaccine news

Covid-19 Healthcare workers, unions, elated over Mkhize’s ‘excellent’ vaccine news

Those working on the frontlines are excited by the announcement that at least one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available to healthcare workers before the end of the month.

Health Limpopo MEC slams accusations of a bed shortage in the province

MEC Ramathuba said the pooling of beds was done to ensure that no patient was turned away because of a shortage of beds.

Health EXPLAINER: Why SAHPRA doesn’t recommend Ivermectin to treat Covid-19

South Africans have been warned not to use the parasiticide as a treatment for Covid-19.

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Medical aids come to party

Health Medical aids come to party

Focus will be on vaccinating about 7.1 million adults across industry.

Health What is an aneurysm? A doctor explains Dr. Dre’s affliction

AFP has reported that the American producer posted on social media saying that he was doing well.

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Graduate medics in limbo

Health Graduate medics in limbo

‘I have financial commitments and I am not getting paid this month.’




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