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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73 Children Wait for MRI Scans at Bara Hospital

73 Children wait for MRI scans at Bara Hospital

MRI Scans 73 child patients at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital have to wait up to six weeks for a MRI scan because the anaesthetic machine that prepares them for the scan has been broken for a year. According to a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to…

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1000 Multi-Drug Resistant TB Cases in Gauteng

Multi-drug resistant TB cases

Multi-Drug Resistant TB Cases There are an estimated 1000 Multi-Drug Resistant TB cases in Gauteng, but only 217 of these cases have been placed on treatment. This information is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Maglangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. The number of…

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