A hospital for children is facing imminent closure after withdrawal of funding by the Department of Health.
On Mandela Day, the Treatment Action Campaign protested at Khayelitsha District Hospital demanding better services
Health NGOs support the NHI bill, with some reservations, while private healthcare sounds disappointed.
The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM) supports the NHI, but with some reservation.
Tsanzaguru is a relatively new township in Rusape about 200km away from Harare. Residents complain that Rusape Municipality is dumping food in the area, inviting scavenging by unscrupulous vendors.
A report by the Public Services Commission has highlighted poor infrastructure and staff attitudes as some of the reasons for compromised health services in KZN.
The safety of patients and health workers at the Alexandra Community Health Centre has been suddenly thrown into doubt following the fatal stabbing of a patient there almost two weeks ago.
Overflowing sewage is a frequent problem for residents of Samora Machel township and elsewhere in Cape Town. Besides the terrible stench they have to contend with, residents report that their children suffer from skin rashes and respiratory ailments.
Community and EFF members threaten to shutdown Khayelitsha District Hospital if the service it provides does not improve.
It has been reported that more than 60 paramedics have fallen victim to armed robbery attacks since the beginning of the year in the Western Cape. The violent robberies are allegedly carried out by drug-abusing thugs and many of their victims are still receiving counseling for the trauma they suffered during such incidents.