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Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand

According to data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the past two weeks have seen more than 650 patients having to be put on ventilators

Crime and medicine: How to keep criminals out of our hospitals

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Hospital crime endangers workers

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.

Basson recusal application fails

The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.

Operation by cellphone light: Bara bosses blamed

Poor management at Bara hospital left doctors with no choice but to operate on a patient using only the light from cellphones and iPads, says Sama.

SA doctors incensed by ‘ambulance chasing’ campaign

The council deciding Wouter Basson's fate is fuelling "ambulance chasing" by encouraging the public to complain about doctors, a medical group says.

Owning the NHI system

In 2008 the South African Medical Association unanimously adopted a resolution in favour of supporting the principle of universal access to healthcare

Motsoaledi called on to act on Bara

Health Minister Aaron Motshoaledi should hire efficient managers to avoid a repeat of some Gauteng doctors not being paid, Sama said on Wednesday.

Striking doctors issued with dismissal letters

Striking doctors have received letters of dismissal over a work stoppage which centres on grievances over pay and working conditions.

SA Medical Association head chopped:

Kgosi Letlape, the first black ophthalmologist in South Africa and former president of the World Medical Association, had led Sama since 2001.

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