Health Minister Mkhize pleased with vaccination progress in Gauteng

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday said he was happy about the progress with vaccinations in Gauteng. Mkhize is inspecting sites ahead of the phase two vaccination programme. Inspecting the vaccination centre at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with the Premier and MEC. #IChooseVaccination — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2021 Mkhize began with a […]

Eight Life Esidimeni patients still missing five years later

Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi has admitted her department was still searching for the whereabouts of eight mental health patients who were reported missing at Life Esidimeni, almost five years ago. Mokgethi made the revelations in her written reply in the Gauteng provincial legislature to questions by the DA’s spokesperson on health Jack Bloom. Bloom […]

New system to identify unclaimed bodies at Gauteng mortuaries

A new electronic system to make the identification of unknown and unclaimed bodies much easier is being developed by the Gauteng health department. The service would solve the problem whereby a majority of unclaimed bodies lay in various mortuaries in the province. According to the department, 117 of the 1,173 bodies recorded missing in 2020 […]

More vaccination sites open across the country

The vaccination roll-out programme is picking up pace as the national and Gauteng health departments add more hospitals to the list of vaccination sites. The Gauteng health department said on Wednesday four more hospitals had been added to the province. The province’s front line workers were getting their jabs at either Chris Hani Barangwanath Hospital […]

Healthcare workers flood Steve Biko hospital

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi has reassured healthcare workers in the province none of them will be excluded from the vaccination programme. This was after some of them flooded the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Sunday, fearing the vaccine supplies might run out before they get their jabs. “We want to reassure our healthcare […]

David Makhura takes a pass while Health MEC Mokgethi gets COVID vaccine

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said he was not receiving the jab because health care workers come first. He is on a walkabout at the at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg to see the process where 40 people are getting the jab on Wednesday. Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi is among the first front-line […]

Nomathemba Mokgethi appointed Gauteng social development MEC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said one of the new MEC’s urgent tasks would be to lead the battle against gender-based violence. After much political pressure to appoint a new social development MEC, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced the appointment of Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi in the role on Friday. The position was left vacant after Thuliswa […]