‘Terminally ill children left to die in pain in SA government hospitals’ – ANC-regime has not yet implemented its policy on palliative care, affecting paediatric patients with terminal illnesses.

This is the assertion of paediatrician Dr Michelle Meiring, who said while the policy had been approved, there has been no budget to implement it. “These kids are suffering in pain today. We need to do something more urgently,” she said. Meiring is a senior lecturer in palliative medicine at the University of Cape Town, […]
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Ill baby denied healthcare at state hospitals, as a result of very arrogant medical employees the infant died – death could have been prevented if medical team chose to do their job properly

A Pietermaritzburg woman’s impassioned plea for nurses at two city hospitals to help her very ill infant fell on deaf ears and hours later the five-month-old baby died.

After his mother was turned away from two state hospitals — Grey’s and Northdale — baby Brody Lee Bezuidenhout could not hold on any longer and died.

The grieving family told The Witness on Monday that had he been attended to urgently they believe Brody Lee would still be alive today.

The five-month-old baby died at Edendale Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after his family were allegedly earlier turned away by nurses at Grey’s and Northdale Hospitals.

A series of tests later revealed that baby Brody Lee had contracted bacterial meningitis. His bereaved aunt, Janine Kemp, said the infant woke up crying on Saturday night. The mother noticed that the baby was running a very high fever and could not calm down.

When he continued to cry, they knew
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WGO waarsku oor ’n volgende griep epidemie –Sal SA-regering gereed wees om so ’n krisis die hoof te bied as mens die huidige gesondheidskrisis van die land in ag neem?

Die Wêreld Gesondheid Organisasie (WGO) van die Verenigde Nasies het ’n allesomvattende wêreld plan opgestel om ’n volgende griep epidemie te voorkom.

Die plan word beskou as die mees omvattende aksie wat ten doel het om die wêreld voor te berei vir die volgende griep pandemie.

Volgens die WGO is dit nie ’n kwessie van of so ’n griep pandemie sal uitbreek nie, die vraag is net wanneer gaan die gebeur.

Dit is die waarskuwing wat die WGO se Direkteur-Generaal, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in ’n verklaring gesê het.

“Die wêreld moet gereed wees om so ’n krisis die hoof te bied” het hy gesê en bygevoeg dat die koste van so ’n pandemie veel groter is as die medikasie wat gebruik kan word om dit te verhoed.

Dr. Tedros wys daarop dat nuwe griep virusse afkomstig van diere, die gevaar inhou dat mense die virus wêreldwyd kan versprei.

Kenners het intussen daarop gewys dat die gevaar al groter word met die w
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ANC government neglected to replenish stockpile of vital vaccine on time, now SA has to cope with nationwide shortage – children’s health conditions are now under threat

South Africa’s health sector currently has a nationwide shortage of a vital vaccine that is used for the prevention of diphtheria as well as a vaccine to prevent tetanus.

The shortage not only left parents frustrated, but caused anger and anxiety because their loved one’s overall condition was threatened.

The shortfall of vaccine is a serious threat to children’s health and can lead to deaths that could be prevented.

The people in remote areas often have to travel long distances to clinics where they get the preventive vaccine for their children, and now they are apparently become outraged because they are repeatedly told to come later.

However, it appears that the shortage is not with suppliers, but with the authorities negligence to replenish their stock in time.

Read the original article on Die Vryburger in Afrikaans
This report does not necessarily reflects the opinion of SA-news.


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ANC owerheid nalatig om betyds voorraad aan te vul van lewensnoodsaaklike entstof, nou sit SA met landswye tekort – kinders se gesondheidstoestand word nou bedreig

Suid-Afrika se gesondheidsektor het tans ’n landswye tekort aan lewensnoodsaaklike entstof wat voorkomend is vir Witseerkeel asook ’n entstof ter voorkoming van klem in die kaak.

Die tekort het ouers nie net gefrustreerd gelaat nie, maar veroorsaak woede en angs omdat hul geliefdes se algehele toestand bedreig word.

Die tekort aan die entstof is ’n ernstige bedreiging vir kinders se gesondheidstoestand en kan lei tot sterftes wat voorkom kon word.

Die mense in afgeleë gebiede moet dikwels lang afstand te voet aflê na klinieke waar hulle die voorkomende entstof kry vir hulle kinders, en word nou woedend omdat hulle telkens aangesê word om maar weer later te kom.

Dit blyk egter dat die tekort nie by verskaffers is nie, maar by die owerhede wat nalatig is om betyds hulle voorraad aan te vul.

Deur: Die Vryburger
Hierdie berig weerspieël nie noodwendig die mening van SAUK-nuus nie.


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Pasiënte se regte word benadeel by Bophelong hospitaal a.g.v. infrastruktuur uitdagings – nie-nakoming van aanvaarbare standaarde en norme kan lei tot die uitbreek van siektes omdat infeksiebeheer nie behoorlik toegepas word

Verstopte dreine, lekkende dakke, stukkende lugversorging en te min matrasse – Dis maar van die uitdagings by die Bophelong psigiatriese hospitaal naby Mahikeng wat in 2016 oopgemaak het en waaraan sowat R450 miljoen reeds bestee is.

Dr. Job Mokgoro, Noordwes se premier, was ná ’n besoek verlede Woensdag aan die hospitaal “geskok” oor die omstandighede daar, het sy woordvoerder, Vuyisele Ngesi, gesê. Die premier is veral bekommerd dat die nie-nakoming van aanvaarbare standaarde en norme onvermydelik sal lei tot die uitbreek van siektes omdat infeksiebeheer nie behoorlik toegepas word nie.

“Personeel se moraal en pasiënte se regte word benadeel omdat die personeel op infrastruktuur-uitdagings fokus pleks van al hul aandag aan die pasiënte te gee,” sê Mokgoro.

Nóg probleme by die hospitaal sluit in dat die wassery glad nie funksioneer nie weens gebrekkige infrastruktuur. Daar is ook nie warm water nie omdat die sonkrag- en w
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Motsoaledi: We can’t wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHI

Government does not believe it can wait until the healthcare system is improved before implementing national health insurance, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

The minister was speaking at a briefing at Tuynhuys, Parliament, where the report of the outcomes of the presidential health summit, held late last year, was released.

During his address on Tuesday, Motsoaledi said government would be taking significant steps towards implementing universal healthcare.

Last week, president Cyril Ramaphosa said that the National Health Insurance Bill would be tabled before Parliament this year.

NHI will ensure that South Africans can receive free health services at the point of care at both public and private quality-accredited healthcare service providers, Motsoaledi said.

NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of thei
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The National Health Insurance Act which will soon be put proposed, to provide free health care to everyone, regardless of where they are calling for medical care, will lead to chaos in private hospitals and may finally break the country’s economy

According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, it is clear that the country’s health care is in crisis and needs rehabilitation.

More than 75% of state hospitals budget goes for salaries that are severely affected by patients who are not receiving proper treatment due to a money shortage.

According to Ramaphosa, the National Health Insurance Act will soon be tabled, which will provide free health care to all regardless of where they call for medical care.

Experts point out that Zuma’s “free education” has plunged the country’s universities into chaos, and now its successor comes and wants to get the country’s total health care messed up.

The result of the policy will lead to chaos in private hospitals and may finally break the country’s economy.

The original article can be read in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger
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Motsoaledi swyg oor proses met NGV-wet – paneel wat die markondersoek na die private gesondheidsbedryf lei, se werk is opgeskort tot in die nuwe boekjaar omdat die geld glo opgeraak het om hulle te betaal

Motsoaledi het Dinsdag op ’n mediakonferensie waar ’n verslag oor die beraadslaging op ’n spitsberaad oor die krisis in die gesondheidsorgsektor uitgereik is, nie die vraag beantwoord oor of die kabinet die NGV-wetsontwerp al goedgekeur het nie.

Wag en wees geduldig, was dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, minister van gesondheid, se antwoord op ’n vraag oor hoe ver die wetsontwerp oor nasionale gesondheidsversekering (NGV) van klaar is voordat dit in die parlement ter tafel gelê word.

Hy het ook te kenne gegee die oponthoud met die markondersoek na die private gesondheidsbedryf hou tans die wysigingswetsontwerp oor die Wet op Mediese Fondse terug.

“Die benadering was nog altyd wanneer alles klaar is, gaan dit parlement toe en dan word ’n aankondiging gemaak. Dis hoe dit met alle wetsontwerpe is. Ek verstaan nie hoekom dit nou anders moet wees nie,” het Motsoaledi gesê.

Popo Maja, sy woordvoerder, het in Desember bevestig dat die wetson
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General Manager of the Medical Scheme Council is suspended after it came to light that he misled counsel around decisions taken in favor of certain organizations

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has suspended general manager of compliance and investigations Stephen Mmatli.

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has suspended general manager of compliance and investigations Stephen Mmatli “following tip-offs related to his conduct in the affairs of the regulator”, the council announced on Sunday.

He is accused of deliberately deceiving the Council around decisions taken in favor of certain organizations.

He was apparently financially compensated for the “favors” he has shown to the parties and points to the corruption that is currently dominating the headlines of the newspapers.

“A whistle-blower alleged that Mmatli deliberately misled the regulator of the medical schemes industry to take decisions in favour of certain organisations. He allegedly benefited financially in return. The seriousness of the allegations warranted his suspension as a precautionary measure to enable th
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National Health Insurance legislation will hit private hospital sector’s future investment and capital expenditure, NHI laws threaten 132,000 jobs

National Health Insurance (NHI), which the government is pushing as the solution to SA’s health crisis, could lead to the loss of up to 132,000 jobs, according to the country’s private hospital groups.

NHI, spearheaded by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi, is the government’s policy for introducing universal health coverage and aims to ensure everyone has access to healthcare that is free at the point of service.

The Hospital Association of SA (Hasa), which represents the private hospital sector, was among the industry groups that presented their views on the risks to the economy at last week’s Business Unity SA (Busa) meeting.

The gathering brought together business and government leaders, who have been trying to forge a closer relationship under the auspices of the Public Private Growth Initiative spearheaded by former politician Roelf Meyer and Toyota Europe and Africa CEO Johan van Zyl.

Hasa commissioned economics consultancy E
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‘Horrifying Cruelty By The ANC – South Africans endure pain, suffering and neglect at Robert Sobukwe Hospital

‘Horrifying Cruelty By The ANC; Onlookers Shocked in Ward 31 This Morning’

South Africans endure pain, suffering and neglect at Robert Sobukwe Hospital, Kimberley last night and this morning. This photo shows the sick and injured who are forced to lie on cold floors. Many cry in anguish and discomfort, and embarrassment. Their frustration is evident, some wail in pain and frustration, others beg desperately for help from hospital workers, to no avail.

If you are sick or injured, don’t come to Robert Sobukwe Hospital, ANC Ward 31, unless you plan to leave you dignity at the door.

“Why has our government forgotten us?” cries a young teenage girl. She holds the hand of her grandmother who looks extremely weak. I looked into her grandmother’s eyes and saw no emotion, her tears have dried in salty streaks down her cheeks, disappearing under her wrinkled chin, the smell of urine comes from her chair. Her suffering is wrappe
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