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 Premier Vague on Corruption Investigations

Stop corruption

The “People’s Premier” David Makhura – who initially commenced his term of office by making all the right noises on corruption, has finally started to show his true colours. Despite promising the people of Gauteng that the cornerstones of his administration would be transparency and openness, the Premier has retreated…

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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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Still No Answer Why Gauteng Health Head Left

I am disappointed that six months after the departure of Gauteng Health Department Head, Dr Hugh Gosnell in September last year, we still do not have a clear answer why he left. In reply to my questions in the House this morning, Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu said that there…

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