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.
Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has promised to bring health services in the entire North West province to a halt on Wednesday (16 May) if there was no progress in negotiations with government.
NORTH-WEST – While the ongoing health workers strike that has brought North West province hospitals to a standtill has not officially ended, union members have agreed to a “cooling off” period that will see skeleton staff reporting for duty from Thursday.