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Gauteng surgeons to the rescue of Limpopo babies

March 1, 2019

LIMPOPO – Over 200 babies born with clubfeet will receive the operations they need to learn to walk properly thanks to the intervention of specialist orthopaedic surgeons from Gauteng.

State patients ditch surgery waiting list thanks to Mediclinic Limpopo

December 14, 2018

A collaboration between the Limpopo Department of Health and a private hospital has seen many patients waiting for surgery at state facilities receive their operations through a pro bono agreement.

Eyesight restored for 49 patients at KwaMhlanga Hospital

December 13, 2018

MPUMALANGA – Operations on 50 blind elderly persons at KwaMhlanga Hospital have been mostly successful, with 49 of the patients having had their eyesight fully restored.

Diabetes: Your leg or your life

November 19, 2018

It is one of our fastest-growing epidemics. But managing diabetes is complicated when diagnosed late – the main problem for most South Africans. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green spends time in a surgical ward where people living with complications from the condition often have to choose between amputation and death. And once they have lost a […]

Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Help for victims of botched circumcisions

February 23, 2018
News   OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – A change in approach by the Health Department will see the victims of botched circumcisions performed at initiation schools soon offered surgery to repair the damage done.

Nearly 3000 patients await operations at CMJAH

June 29, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The surgery waiting list at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has soared to 2995, with many patients waiting as long as 18 months for their operations.