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Health Ombudsman to investigate allegations of psychiatric patients death

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has asked the Office of Health Ombudsman to investigate allegations that 36 psychiatric patients in Gauteng died after transferred from Life Health Care, Esidimeni into care of Non-governmental organizations early this year. The decision to ask the Health Ombudsman to investigate this allegations was taken after a marathon …

SA implement Test & Treat for HIV positive patients

The National Department of Health will from September 1, 2016 offer test and treat for all HIV positive patients in line with the World Health Organization’s guidelines. In December 2015 the World Health Organisation announced new guidelines for the treatment of people living with HIV based on new research that found that initiating patients diagnosed …

Media Advisory: World Health Day

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi together with MEC of Health, KZN, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will be commemorating World Health Day in Chatsworth, Durban. This year’s focus will be on the prevention and management of Diabetes. The South African World Health Day event is in partnership with The World Health Organisation, South African NCD …

Ramaphosa Intensify Fight Against TB

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and the Chair of SANAC, Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, will on Tuesday 22 March, commemorate World TB Day 2016 in Lephalale Local Municipality in the Waterberg district, Limpopo. Lephalale is currently one of the fastest growing towns in South …