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Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

A shift in donor funding for HIV has endangered the continued existence of successful and effective antiretroviral adherence clubs in the Free State. ...
#Vote4Health: Still no end in sight to orthopaedic disaster in Free State

#Vote4Health: Still no end in sight to orthopaedic disaster in Free State

Orthopaedic surgery backlogs have become old news at Bloemfontein’s Pelonomi Hospital, but it’s still fresh hell for the patients admitted every day ...
Health4Sale: More dodgy equipment supplied to the Free State

Health4Sale: More dodgy equipment supplied to the Free State

A company with a track record of supplying inferior medical equipment to the Free State health department recently sent five mobile x-ray units to ...
Health4Sale: Government employee represents private company as Free State again prepares to outsource part of ambulance service

Health4Sale: Government employee represents private company as Free State again prepares to outsource part of ambulance service

The Free State Department of Health has advertised a large new three-year private ambulance tender that flies in the face of comments  by Health ...
Not forgotten: The sordid story of how Mosebenzi ‘Gupta’ Zwane’s thugs wreaked havoc in a Free State hospital

Not forgotten: The sordid story of how Mosebenzi ‘Gupta’ Zwane’s thugs wreaked havoc in a Free State hospital

An article this week by the Daily Maverick’s Ferial Haffajee The sordid story of Mosebenzi ‘Gupta’ Zwane – South Africa’s most captured Cabinet ...

Memo to SAPS and NPA 12 May 2016

SAPS & NPA MARCH MEMORANDUM ...
Ambulance bases of shame

Ambulance bases of shame

An ambulance base has to comply with a certain set of minimum requirements contained in among others the National Health Act. At the end of last, ...
Health4Sale Part 6: Magashule cleared way for controversial private ambulance company to cash in

Health4Sale Part 6: Magashule cleared way for controversial private ambulance company to cash in

Buthelezi EMS netted more than R15-million from two suspect back-dated price increases from the Free State Department of Health, apparently without ...
Health4Sale part 5: Controversial private ambulance company in line for new Free State tender

Health4Sale part 5: Controversial private ambulance company in line for new Free State tender

A Gauteng-based ambulance operator, Buthelezi EMS, that is currently the subject of both Hawks and Treasury investigations has scored road and air ...
Health4Sale Part 4: Buthelezi EMS running a taxi service, not an ambulance service – Doctors and nurses

Health4Sale Part 4: Buthelezi EMS running a taxi service, not an ambulance service – Doctors and nurses

Doctors and nurses in the Free State and North West have accused Buthelezi EMS, the private company contracted to run provincial ambulance services, ...
Health4Sale Response: Motsoaledi asks treasury to investigate Buthelezi EMS

Health4Sale Response: Motsoaledi asks treasury to investigate Buthelezi EMS

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has asked treasury to investigate the procurement of ambulance services from Buthelezi EMS, a controversial ...
Deepening crisis at Pelonomi hospital

Deepening crisis at Pelonomi hospital

While healthcare workers in the Free State report theatre temperatures of 30 degrees Celcius, a halt to cancer biopsies, and an ongoing orthopaedic ...