Ex-employees of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) allege that former NHLS CEO Dr Saggie Pillay’s tenure at the body was marred by corruption – and that whistleblowers were dealt with swiftly.
With just 393 ambulances on Gauteng roads, the province is far from meeting national standards for emergency vehicles despite 49 recently procured ambulances. Now one Eldorado Park family says they have paid the ultimate price for the province’s ambulance shortage.
With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.
Terminally ill patients in Johannesburg will spend about R63,000 in their last days on end of life care – almost three times more patients in some coastal towns, according to Discovery Health’s CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg.
New data shows that South Africa’s expensive pneumococcal vaccine roll out has cut childhood hospitalisations due to meningitis, pneumonia and rotavirus by about 70 percent in just five years, according to Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.