Two recent studies conducted by the University of Cape Town and published in the latest SA Medical Journal have found significant contamination of hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses, especially Hepatitis B.
While the Western Cape High Court ruled on the use of medical cannabis last year, most South Africans remain confused on the issue, including some members of the South African Police Service.
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.
The cash-strapped North West Health Department has said that the lives of chronically ill patients in the province are now threatened due to ongoing workers strikes as medical supplies have been heavily affected.
As the North West Health Department’s financial crisis deepens, so hospital patients are bearing the brunt. Graeme Makam reports that patients at mental health facility Bophelong Hospital in Mahikeng to receive no meat with their meals as from this coming Saturday(31 March).