This documentary insert looks at the dire lack of Cancer treatment in the public health sector. Only two state hospitals in the Gauteng region offer full line chemotherapy and radiation treatment – resulting in long waiting list of patients and a backlog of referrals from other provinces and rural areas. In South Africa, cancer is expected to increase by nearly 80 percent in the next 20 years.
Ten South Africans suffer a stroke every hour in the country, and it is impacting younger and younger South Africans. How are our lifestyles killing us?
For years patients at Potchefstroom hospital in the North West have been complaining that their hospital files containing their medical records keep going missing.
The department of health has set up a team to lead the office of health standard compliance which ensures that basic standards are being met at medical institutions.