HEALTH

Khayelitsha toilet cleaners work without recommended inoculations

City blames Covid disruptions for being behind on vaccinating workers against tetanus

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19 August 2021

How to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Government has got a few things right, but there’s so much more it can still do

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18 August 2021

Elderly people in rural Makana struggle to get to vaccine sites

People are paying R60 for transport to Covid vaccination sites in Makhanda, and that’s just for the first jab

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18 August 2021

Durban parents demand schools close after learner dies of Covid

Protest follows death of 12-year-old Kaitlyn Pillay. Education expert warns of “dire” cost to children of closing schools.

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17 August 2021

Family waits 11 hours at roadside with body of child killed in a hit-and-run

Three-year-old Mtshidzi Ngwenya was killed at a pedestrian crossing on the N1 in Limpopo at 1pm. Pathologists only came after midnight

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11 August 2021

Elderly getting Covid vaccine have message for young people

“The youth should stop spreading lies on social media about the vaccine. It has not killed me. Instead, I feel safe”

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3 August 2021

Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated

It’s almost never a reasonable choice to not get vaccinated

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26 July 2021

Covid-19 vaccines: Current challenge is not supply but using the available vaccines

The government’s plan requires vaccinating one million people per week, but it has only fully vaccinated 1.4 million people in nine weeks.

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22 July 2021

Life Esidimeni repeatedly warned health department, inquest hears

Former managing director describes transfer of patients by health department as “hurried”, “haphazard” and not conforming to discharge procedures

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21 July 2021

Life Esidimeni inquest will determine if health officials could be criminally convicted

Previous arbitration process found the deaths were not natural but caused unlawfully and negligently by government employees

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20 July 2021

Undocumented immigrants left out of vaccination programme

Electronic Vaccination Data System only accepts documented immigrants

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19 July 2021

Formal inquest into Life Esidimeni deaths to start on Monday

Families plan to petition for a memorial to be built in remembrance of the 144 patients who died

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16 July 2021

Gauteng clinics looted and destroyed

“What was not taken, was broken,” says doctor

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13 July 2021

Health services in KZN struggle to function amidst looting and violent unrest

Ambulances grounded, hospitals on skeleton staff, vaccination programme halted and clinics close in eThekwini

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12 July 2021

Over 4 million vaccines administered, as rollout goes full steam ahead

Evidence accumulates that Covid-19 vaccines are saving lives across the planet

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9 July 2021

Gauteng government takes vaccination drive to SASSA queues

“We’ve been using vaccines for years. I don’t understand why people are afraid of this vaccine” says Soweto pensioner

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7 July 2021