Mageu may be an old favourite and sweets may cheer the patient up, but these foods could hinder your loved one’s recovery. Botshabelo District Hospital is concerned about the unhealthy foods families bring for admitted patients. Instead, they advise these healthier alternatives.
Potatoes may be cheaper but the price of ginger and garlic has surged due to home remedies to boos the immune system. The pandemic led to record highs for food prices in 2020, and even as prices dip, South Africans can’t afford it.
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There is a shortfall of ferrous sulphate in public hospitals in Limpopo. It is used as a pre-labour treatment measure so that haemorrhaging (excessive bleeding) isn’t as fatal to women during childbirth.