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Early treatment credited with curing baby of TB

Main Topix: Soshanguve Block BB Clinic - Dr George Mukhari Hospital
Earlier this year, OurHealth brought you the story of 7-month-old Kgaogelo who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

Mom shot in Dr George Mukhari Hospital

Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa. Pretoria - Security at Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa remains precarious - with allegations that security guards operate with eight defective metal detectors - which could have been a factor in the shooting of a woman on Saturday.

Hospital shooting to be probed

FILE: A man opened fire at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa on Saturday morning, injuring his girlfriend.

Gauteng health sector to receive new radiography systems worth R60-million

Main Topix: Kalafong Hospital And Leratong Hospital - Industrial Development Corporation
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Minister Ebrahim Patel Announces The Purchase Of 12 Lodox Systems For Gauteng Hospitals
Newly elected Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel announced on Thursday that the Gauteng Department of Health had ordered 12 Lodox digital radiography systems worth R60-million for the province's health sector.

Coverage from Nigeria Newspapers

New X-ray scanners will save hospitals time, money

Main Topix: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital - Kalafong Hospital And Leratong Hospital
GOVERNMENT is expecting savings of at least R8m over the first five years of use of each of the full body X-ray scanners that will be introduced in Gauteng hospitals and forensic pathology units within the next year.
  • Engineering News
    Gauteng health sector to receive new radiography systems worth R60-million

Work underway for new medical varsity

Pretoria - Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says work is underway towards the establishment of the new comprehensive health and allied sciences university. The mooted university will be incorporated into the existing University of Limpopo’s Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa) Campus in Pretoria. Minister Nzimande, together with Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, had appointed a joint task team (JTT) to investigate the feasibility of establishing the institution. The two ministers today visited Medunsa to engage with the university community before submitting a report back to them on the feasibility of the new university. Speaking at Medunsa on Tuesday, Minister Nzimande said the task team’s report had been submitted to him, Minister Motsoaledi and the university’s council. “I am very pleased to … report back to you on the considerable progress that has been made with regard to establishing the new university... It will be important to synchronise all feasibility studies, which are currently underway and related to the new university, so that they can be considered simultaneously by Treasury. “These include those pertaining to the new academic...

Gauteng records improved TB cure rate

Main Topix: Edenvale And Jubilee Hospitals - Dr George Mukhari
Pretoria – The availability of GeneXpert machines, which speed up the diagnosis of TB and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB, has resulted in quicker detection of MDR TB, says Gauteng Health MEC Hope Papo. Since 2009, the province has made progress in improving the TB cure rate from 78% to 83% by the end of the third quarter of 2013/14. The percentage of TB patients who do not complete their treatment improved from 5.9% in 2009 to 4.9% in 2013. “We have been able to save the lives of people whose conditions would have worsened, and at worst infected others while awaiting diagnosis,” MEC Papo said. He said that he had given instructions to CEOs and clinical managers to formally inform the relevant districts whenever a case of MDR TB is diagnosed at hospitals, which have GeneXpert machines. Fifteen GeneXpert machines have been purchased and installed at Steve Biko, Dr George Mukhari, Chris Hani Baragwanath, Charlotte Maxeke, Helen Joseph, Tambo Memorial, Kopanong, Tembisa, Natalspruit, Dr Yusuf Dadoo, Pholosong, Bertha Gxowa, Sebokeng, Carletonvile, Edenvale and Jubilee Hospitals. MEC Papo said regardless of...

Coverage from Uganda Newspapers

Sick kids at creche: woman held

Main Topix: Department Of Social Development - Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Pretoria - A woman was arrested on Friday for feeding children a substance that caused severe vomiting and diarrhoea at a Mamelodi East crèche. Sixteen children fell sick and were rushed to hospitals on Thursday afternoon. The woman is said to have prepared lunch for the children at Malerato Centre for Hope, and, police said she had been arrested for assault after she gave the children an aloe extract with their meal. Of the children, two had been found in a severely critical condition by Lifemed paramedics soon after they had had their midday meal, being mostly affected because they were very young. One had been airlifted to a Joburg hospital, another rushed by ambulance to the emergency rooms of Steve Biko Hospital. The others were stabilised before being transported to other hospitals. Meanwhile, provincial and local government had sent teams into the crèche to investigate and get to the root of the issue on Friday morning. The Department of Health immediately dispatched an outbreak response team to assess the situation when they received reports of the incident. Health inspectors...

Minister liable for baby’s injury

Main Topix: Dr George Mukhari Hospital - North Gauteng High Court
The health minister has to pay for the damages suffered by a baby girl after nurses left a rubber band overnight on her arm. In terms of a settlement reached in the North Gauteng High Court, the minister conceded liability for the May 2003 incident at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in GaRankuwa in which Mmantshadi Matibe, then five weeks old, suffered permanent damage to her right arm. Although the girl’s mother, Vanessa Matibe, instituted a claim of R900 000 on behalf of her daughter, the amount will only be determined at a later stage. The baby, one of twins, was referred to the hospital by a local clinic for asthma treatment. Hospital staff first tried unsuccessfully to put a drip in the baby’s arm then put the drip in her head. The baby was admitted to a ward and cried the whole night, but her mother did not understand why. It was only when she was going to give her baby a bath the next morning that she noticed her baby’s right arm was swollen, blistered and turning black,...
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Ex-top pupil to get R7.6m from RAF

Main Topix: Settlers Agricultural High School - National Senior Certificate
A once-brilliant pupil who suffered severe brain damage in a car accident on her way home from a matric after-party, is to receive R7.6 million in damages from the Road Accident Fund. The money is to be paid into a trust account and managed by a curator appointed to act on behalf of Seipati Segoe who was left intellectually impaired by the accident. The Pretoria High Court heard that Segoe had a bright future. But it is now doubtful that she will be gainfully employed, so she has no earning capacity. Her parents are qualified teachers and Segoe had dreams of becoming a pharmacist. Now 29, Segoe managed to obtain her matric three years after her accident despite the severe mental impairment. Her intellectual capacity was described as that of a young child, yet she attended Denzer College where she wrote matric papers for six subjects. Her mother helped her with her preparation for the exams and tutored her every day. Although Segoe was depressed, with memory loss and mood swings, she passed five of the six subjects and obtained...
  • Citizen
    RAF to pay R4.2m to law student