The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has expressed concerns over lack of action from the Eastern Cape provincial government after it ordered action against officials implicated in the R10-million Ambulance Scooters Project.
A senior health expert at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) said traditional medicine should be recognised in the country’s health system but should also go through all the required regulatory measures to determine its efficacy and safety.
Dozens of Eastern Cape senior citizens were heartbroken on Friday after braving cold weather to go to a COVID-19 vaccination centre at Komani Frontier Hospital only to be turned away after doses ran out.
Despite a previous suspension from the industry body, and a current investigation, a Gqeberha doctor continues to hand out fraudulent sick notes. This week, the doctor was busted issuing a medical certificate without even examining the undercover patient.
A viral message about illness caused by poor quality water has caused panic in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Residents are concerned about their health due to what they say is the poor quality of drinking water supplied by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM).
As he steps down from the country’s national COVID-19 advisory committee, Professor Abdool Karim says government has set a ‘new standard of transparency’ in its communication over the vaccine acquisition process. Karim also dismissed rumours that he was leaving the committee over professional differences.
South Africa will not vaccinate 67% of the population by the end of 2021, the national target needed to achieve herd immunity. Health-e News journalist Max Matavire spoke to the chairperson of the country’s COVID-19 advisory committee.