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Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital .  Picture: THE TIMES

Emergency patients referred elsewhere during Baragwanath renovations

Emergency patients referred to other health facilities from next week while renovations carried out at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

MPs grill commission on ‘sanitised’ health services report

Democratic Alliance trade and industry spokesman Wilmot James. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Public Service Commission commissioner delivers modified version of reports on serious shortcomings at clinics and hospitals in Free State, Western Cape, North West and Limpopo

How doctors deliver bad news


Research into effectiveness of training doctors in how to deliver bad news has turned up mixed results, patients often do not notice any benefit

Suppliers get blame for drug stockouts

PAIN KILLER: Long-term high-dose use of common painkillers are hazardous in terms of heart attack risk.   Picture: THINKSTOCK

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi cuts short overseas trip, but denies wide shortages — including antiretrovirals

SA looks to Chinese model for government-owned medicine producer

Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor. Picture: GCIS

Government remains commitment to state-owned pharmaceutical company and will emulate China’s approach of earmarking a share of state contracts for such businesses


Health needs state and private services


The WHO’s annual meeting should focus on the goal of universal health coverage and not be side-tracked by pointless debates

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