Free State

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
Heading For The Rocks?

Heading For The Rocks?

One year into his tenure as MEC for Health in the Free State, Butana Khompela is still to exorcise the ghosts that have made the province
Hospital horrors

Hospital horrors

The hospital is full Two young girls lie on trolleys in the main hallway They are wrapped in pink blankets; drips come out of their arms
Orthopaedic nightmare in the Free State

Orthopaedic nightmare in the Free State

Whistleblowers say patients with broken legs, arms and other serious orthopaedic conditions are being sent home in the Free State because
Opinion: Return of the quacks

Opinion: Return of the quacks

For a long time, South Africa has been a country where charlatans are able to flourish and peddle dangerous remedies for all kinds of
TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

By Marcus Low Tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures in some South African public sector clinics fall woefully short This is
Communities in crisis

Communities in crisis

By Treatment Action Campaign The Treatment Action Campaign has shared the following stories with Spotlight from their provincial operations
Illegal experiment scandal rocks Free State health

Illegal experiment scandal rocks Free State health

By Anso Thom and Marcus Low - The Medicines Control Council (MCC) this week suspended what appears to be unlawful stem cell experimentation
Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

By Nomatter Ndebele A full bench of the Bloemfontein High Court today reserved judgement in the appeal of the so-called Bophelo House 94 In

Health in the Free state

A province that is in the news for all the wrong reasons Spotlight keeps the focus on this beleaguered province and the right to health
The long wait

The long wait

By Ufrieda Ho - Nurses are giving Cecilia Mokole dirty looks Mokole meets their stares She doesn’t care anymore what they think, or what

A timeline of collapse

To understand what led to the crises in the Free State it is helpful to backtrack to 2005 when the provincial scale-up of antiretroviral
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