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Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019
News  

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

Are workless doctors being ‘picky’?

January 21, 2019
News  

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Crime syndicate targets Limpopo hospitals

November 26, 2018
OurHealth  

A criminal syndicate seems to be targeting Limpopo hospitals after two armed robberies within 24 hours at doctors’ residences.

‘Limpopo’s hospitals are under attack’ Health MEC

November 22, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – An armed robbery at the Letaba Hospital residence that saw three doctors shot and injured by men who entered the doctors’ residence in the early hours of Thursday morning has impacted badly on the province, jeopardising 24-hour health care.

Limpopo doctors shot in robbery at hospital res

November 22, 2018
OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health has confirmed that three of its medical doctors stationed at Letaba Hospital were shot during a robbery at the hospital’s residence on Thursday morning.

R14.4 billion for Eastern Cape health

May 10, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and people reliant on state healthcare have been driven to protest action – will be receiving a welcome boost in resources.