Alleged Langaville bogus doctor nabbed for selling medical certificates

A MAN has been arrested after he was found to have been allegedly selling fake medical certificates. Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) communications manager Priscilla Sekhonyana said a joint operation was set up by Crime Intelligence Ekurhuleni East and the Ekurhuleni metro police department following a tip-off. “An anonymous tip-off was received that […]

University of KZN suspends several medical school staffers over irregular student admissions

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) said that it had suspended several staff members at its medical school after being singled out in a probe looking into a pay-for-placement scheme at the institution. For years, the institution has faced allegations of fraudulent student admissions and a probe has revealed that deserving students may have been denied […]

Police officer to appear in court for medical aid fraud

A 58-year-old policeman is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court for fraud. According to police spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, it is alleged that the lieutenant colonel attached to Protection and Security Services (PSS) at Marble Towers in Johannesburg, took a female friend to an optometrist for a consultation and prescribed spectacles in January […]

Angelo Agrizzi did not appear in Bosasa corruption court case due to medical reasons

Former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi has been charged alongside former ANC MP Vincent Smith in the fraud and corruption case which was heard at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Smith, 60, appeared before the court on Thursday morning after earlier handing himself over to police in Alberton. He was subsequently released […]

Zweli Mkhize | Cuban Medical Brigade continues to play critical role in battle against Covid-19 #Covid19inSA

While there has been controversy around the deployment of the Cuban Medical Brigade, the team has been with us through the worst of the Covid-19 surge, writes Zweli Mkhize. A little over four months ago, 187 highly skilled medical professionals boarded a South African Airways flight from Cuba – embarking on a 16-hour journey to […]

An interview with Professor Debby Bradshaw, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) #Covid19inSA

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recently published a report which included information on both natural (age, disease, infection) and unnatural deaths registered on the national population register. The findings show that by the second week of July, there were 59% more deaths from natural causes than would have been expected based on historical […]

Cops launch search for missing UKZN medical student

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a University of KwaZulu-Natal medical student who has been missing for more than three weeks. The university put out a missing person alert on its social media platforms for sixth-year student Sbonelo Dhladhla on Sunday. According to the alert he was last seen at his Port Shepstone flat on June […]

Medical student arrested for assaulting female student at University of Stellenbosch

It is alleged that she had asked him to stop touching her inappropriately and slapped him after her pleas were apparently ignored. A final-year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch was arrested on Thursday amid investigations into claims that he assaulted a fellow student on campus. Western Cape police confirmed a 26-year-old man faced […]

SANDF medical team arrives in EC to help overwhelmed hospitals

Lengoasa said this medical team would be deployed at Dora Nginza Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth. The SA National Defence Force’s (SANDF) Military Health Service has deployed doctors, nurses and operational emergency care practitioners to the Eastern Cape to help the province’s overwhelmed public hospitals. The military medical team was expected to touch down at […]

COVID-19: SANDF medical teams to be deployed to Eastern Cape

Medical teams from the South African National Defence Force will be deployed to the Eastern Cape to help as the province’s health facilities are being overrun by COVID-19 cases. The Eastern Cape has had more than 26,000 confirmed infections and close to 400 deaths. Premier Oscar Mabuyane also addressed the dumping of used COVID-19 test […]