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Hospital Horror: Babies found in dirty laundry

April 17, 2019
News  

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive.

First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave SA

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

According to the head of Steve Biko Academic Hospital Cardiology Department Andrew Sarkin, neither public nor private sector patients benefit from the country's current two-tiered health system (File photo)

Council refuses to register plastic surgeon after 8 years of free service

October 20, 2015
Human Resources   Policy and Legislation  

For the past eight years, Kenyan Dr Michael Rebeiro has been treating South African patients for free while he specialised as a plastic surgeon at Wits University.

Bloated bureaucracy at HPCSA needs emergency surgery

September 21, 2015
Health Management  

The HPCSA is notorious for its inefficiency, but the Health Minister finally has an opportunity to reform this Byzantine monster

Doctors condemn assisted suicide

July 30, 2015
Palliative Care  

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is appealing against a recent court decision giving a terminally ill man the right to get a doctor to help him to die.

[Updated] Basson walks out of HPCSA sentencing, threatens High Court action

January 20, 2015
Health Management  

Apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson and his legal team walked out of a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) sentencing yesterday. His lawyers have also approached the High Court after alleging that the chair of Basson’s HPCSA inquiry failed to declare conflicts of interest.