HEALTH

Covid-19: exercise helps with the cigarette ban, says Hanover Park jogger

Young and old exercise daily to keep their spirits up during the pandemic

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 August 2020

Sick woman begged for a blanket before dying in “makeshift” Covid-19 ward

An investigation has been launched into Northdale hospital’s parking lot ward

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 August 2020

Marchers call for job security and a basic income grant

Picketers in PE mark 1 August as national day for working class action

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 August 2020

“Improve conditions at all health facilities” demands TAC

Protesters give Eastern Cape health department seven days to respond to demand to produce Covid-19 plan

By Joseph Chirume - 30 July 2020

Municipality “deep cleans” shacks but there is no evidence this is useful against Covid-19

“We want residents to be relocated to better places in order for us to defeat this virus” says community leader

By Joseph Chirume - 23 July 2020

Whistleblower report reveals widespread health care corruption

Elderly, women and children most affected, says Corruption Watch

By Tania Broughton - 22 July 2020

Covid-19: Eastern Cape doctor describes life-and-death decisions

“There’s no doubt that this is the biggest challenge we face in the living memory of being in practice for 20 years”

By Johnnie Isaac - 21 July 2020

Clinic reopens after agreement between workers and health department

Facility closed on Friday because of lack of PPE

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 July 2020

Clinic without proper electricity and running water for ten months

Staff say they make daily trips to collect water from the nearest facility about 10km away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2020

KZN hospital shut down, patients evacuated

“Thanks for the opportunity but we will not be commenting” says provincial health department

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 July 2020

Groote Schuur doctor describes her day in a Covid-19 ward

“The reality is the beds are full and people are dying”

By Elna Schütz - 15 July 2020

How to access public mental health services

If you feel that you need help, reach out

By Enzo Sinisi - 14 July 2020

Community health care workers protest in Khayelitsha

They are demanding to be integrated into the health department

By Buziwe Nocuze - 8 July 2020

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths

Staff refused to work after 11 of them tested positive for Covid-19 at a home in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 July 2020

Covid-19 headache was worse than surgery or childbirth, says Cape Town woman

Woodstock family describes life under Covid-19 quarantine

By James Stent - 25 June 2020

Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital

Hospital is “currently experiencing more than double the workload they have seen over the past five years” says health department

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 June 2020