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EC Health cracks down on ambulance attacks

Eastern Cape – The Department of Health – outraged by continuous attacks on ambulances in the province – has come up with a plan to combat the problem.

KZN teenager pushes for organ donor awareness as he waits years for a heart and lung transplant.

September 13, 2016
Emergency Medical Services   News   OurHealth  

A Durban teenager, who has been waiting for years for the transplant surgery he desperately needs to live a normal, healthy life, is pinning his hopes on organ donor awareness campaigns.

Video: What happens to the blood you donate?

As South Africa observes National Blood Donor month, we take you behind the scenes into the labs of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).

Mpumalanga holds first people’s health assembly

Mpumalanga recently welcomed its first provincial People’s Health Assembly as the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and others continue to bemoan staff shortages.

Ambulance arrives too late to save teen

Lele Gangile, 19, thought he wanted to end his life but when he had second thoughts, an ambulance may have arrived too late to save the Orange Farm teen.

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Statement: Eastern Cape responds to South African Human Rights Commission report

The Eastern Cape Department of Health responds to an October 2015 South African Human Rights Commission report alleging that the province failed to adequately fulfill citizens’ rights to emergency medical services (EMS).

Report: Access to Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape

April 20, 2016
Emergency Medical Services   Reports  

In its 104-page report, the South African Human Rights Commission finds that the Eastern Cape Department of Health has failed to adequately fulfill the right that no person may be denied access to emergency medical services.