HEALTH

Private hospital sends Covid-19 patient to stretched Groote Schuur

Life Vincent Pallotti defends its decision

By Tariro Washinyira and Liezl Human - 1 June 2020

Covid-19: The epidemic reveals the cracks in our health and welfare systems

Improving services in rural KwaZulu-Natal

By Maryke Bezuidenhout - 29 May 2020

Covid-19: What if you get sick? Advice on how to plan for it

While most people will get mild symptoms only, it is important to plan

By Elna Schütz - 29 May 2020

Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic

We asked a professional for advice

By Ashraf Hendricks - 28 May 2020

Doctors and nurses down tools at Eastern Cape hospital

“People are dealing with blood. They cannot work without gloves.”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 May 2020

Health department boss calls for investigation into Glenda Gray

But leading scientist comes out in defence of MRC president

By Liezl Human and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

By Marcus Low and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

Covid-19: Groote Schuur on the brink

Hospital manager implores doctors to show up for duty

By GroundUp Staff - 21 May 2020

Patients at Mfuleni Day Hospital get medication through the fence

“I thought they were joking” says patient

By Buziwe Nocuze - 20 May 2020

New HIV prevention injection shown to be very effective

“Cabotegravir dosed every two months can successfully reduce HIV acquisition in at-risk MSM and transgender women”

By James Stent - 18 May 2020

Leading SA health experts warn that Covid-19 response is hurting other health priorities

Children are suffering increasingly from preventable infectious diseases, including TB and measles, due to missed vaccinations

Linda-Gail Bekker, Valerie Mizrahi, Ntobeko Ntusi, Tom Moultrie, Tracey Naledi, Mark Hatherill, Debbie Bradshaw, Rob Dorrington, Robin Wood - 17 May 2020

Health workers disrupt wards over lack of protection

“The Superintendent-General was here two weeks ago and he promised to deliver to the cries of the employees”

By Johnnie Isaac - 15 May 2020

Overcrowded Dunoon battles rising Covid-19 cases

No social distancing and health workers protest after colleagues test positive

By Peter Luhanga - 15 May 2020

How we are dealing with Covid-19 in care homes

We are doing our best in difficult circumstances but we need more assistance from the Department of Social Development

By Leon Geffen - 14 May 2020

Union and nurses demand staff be isolated while awaiting Covid-19 test results

Health department appeals to Eastern Cape clinic staff to return to work

By Joseph Chirume - 13 May 2020
Photo of a clinic sign

Covid-19: Nurses stop work in Eastern Cape town after one tests positive

Department says it will clean the facility and test staff at Dutywa Health Centre

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 12 May 2020