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Swift action planned for SA’s health crisis

June 6, 2018

As South Africa’s health sector teeters on the verge of collapse, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is going to push for changes in the law that will allow the National Department of Health (NDoH) to intervene in provinces.

How to stop strikes from killing patients

May 21, 2018

Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?

NW strike could resume this week

May 15, 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has promised to bring health services in the entire North West province to a halt on Wednesday (16 May) if there was no progress in negotiations with government.

NW health strike partially suspended

May 10, 2018

NORTH-WEST – While the ongoing health workers strike that has brought North West province hospitals to a standtill has not officially ended, union members have agreed to a “cooling off” period that will see skeleton staff reporting for duty from Thursday.

North West hospitals slightly calmer

May 8, 2018

Tshepong Hospital in the North West is still being blocked by striking workers, but the situation at other provincial hospitals appears slightly calmer amid a large police presence.

Situation in North West remains desperate

May 4, 2018

NORTH WEST – Doctors reporting for duty at Tshepong Hospital in North West on Thursday morning had to be escorted into the facility by police after striking workers blockaded the premises, turning patients and workers way.

Patients’ lives threatened in North West

April 30, 2018
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

Corruption, medicine shortages, healthworkers being barred from treating patients – the public healthcare sector in the North West province has been in crisis for weeks. Health-e News’s GRAEME MAKAM reports.