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A spotlight on South Africa's healthcare

A spotlight on South Africa's healthcare

29 July 2020 7:49 AM

A 20 year old woman’s life has been turned upside down after the delivery of her baby. Because of complications due to the treatment given, she has had to get both her hands and feet amputated. She is all alone in the hospital, with no support, no family visitations allowed, and will not all the help she can get for her new normal. Bongani speaks to Dr Jo Carreira, Surgical Registrar at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. 

Bongani also speaks to Tshepo Mokheranyane, NEHAWU Provincial Secretary in Gauteng, about the union's report on the state of healthcare in the country.

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It is a difficult job of keeping check the guardians, the South African Police Service.

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