Staff say that a Covid-19 infection surge in the staff and patient population, coupled with a previous lack of personal protective equipment is not conducive to the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Healthcare workers are currently at the forefront of the Covid-19 battle, as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that they provide an essential service. But as the number of positive cases increases, vulnerable healthcare workers want to get tested too.
While the majority of Gauteng residents want the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to be implemented as soon as possible, they also want the government to not shy away from the serious healthcare system challenges the province faces.
The Department of Health (DoH) and Public Works will go to court on Friday to fight a case laid against them by the Public Servants Association (PSA) about the beleaguered Civitas building in Tshwane.
As South Africa’s health sector teeters on the verge of collapse, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is going to push for changes in the law that will allow the National Department of Health (NDoH) to intervene in provinces.