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