What is the Future of Sizwe TB Hospital?

Nursing staff at Sizwe TB Hospital

Today is World TB day on which we should reflect on what should be done to combat this scourge in our country, where 15 000 cases of drug-resistant TB are diagnosed each year but only about half are treated. While Gauteng has achieved a commendable TB cure rate of over…

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Gauteng Hospitals Owe R2.9 million on Over-priced Diesel

Over priced diesel for Gauteng hospitals

Gauteng hospitals owe R2.9 million to companies that supply diesel for boilers, tractors and back-up generators. This is revealed in a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Companies Owed The Gauteng Health Department buys diesel from a number of companies in…

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Two Year Delay in Re-opening Theatres at Pretoria West Hospital

Pretoria West Hospital

The re-opening of operating theatres at the Pretoria West Hospital has been delayed by more than two years because of a slow air-conditioning contractor. This is revealed in a written reply by Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. The refurbishment started on 12 October…

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1789 Patients Wait for Cataract Ops at Bara Hospital

1789 patients wait for up to 18 months for a cataract operation at the St John’s Eye Clinic at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. This was disclosed yesterday by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a reply to my questions at a sitting of the Gauteng Legislature. The long waiting…

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R138 million Fees Owed to Closed Gauteng Private Wards

R138 million in patient fees is owed to the Gauteng Health Department from the Folateng private wards that have now been closed. This is disclosed in a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According to Mahlangu, private medical aids owe R106…

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