34 Vacancies at Bara Psychiatric Unit

Chris Hani Bara

Bara Psychiatric Unit The Psychiatric Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has a severe staff shortage, with 34 posts vacant. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Nurse vacancies are highest – the unit is short…

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27 Initiation Injuries in Gauteng in Two Years

Initiation schools - Cultural practices must be supported by government to ensure health and safety

Gauteng Health Facilities 27 young men were treated in Gauteng health facilities in 2013 and 2014 for injuries or illness caused by initiation schools. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. One death was reported over this…

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High Cost to Train Doctors in Cuba

High cost to train doctors in Cuba

Medical Training in Cuba The Gauteng Health Department is spending R70.5 million this year on 80 students to study medicine in Cuba, which is much higher than the cost of training doctors in South Africa. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my…

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