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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Somerset Hospital Emergency Centre Gets Ready for 2010 World Cup

28 April 2010

The new emergency centre at Somerset Hospital repositions the hospital and the Provinces health services as world class, with state-of-the-art equipment in line with international standards. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre

27 April 2010

On Thursday 29 April 2010, the Western Cape Department of Health, and the Provincial MEC Theuns Botha will launch New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre. The event will take place on the hospital grounds and will be officially opened by the... Read More

First Fatal Rift Valley Fever Case in Western Cape

27 April 2010

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed today that a 49-year old male from the Karoo has been the first human to die from Rift Valley Fever in the Western Cape. He died in Oudtshoorn Hospital. The NICD is still... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Gets a New CT Scanner

14 April 2010

The new Computerised Tomography (CT) Unit was opened by Health MEC Theuns Botha and Dr Dimitri Erasmus in the Radiology Department on Thursday 15 April 2010. Read More

National Health Budget Fails to Address the R6 Billion Shortfall

13 April 2010

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha praised the National Minister of Health for the objectives and priorities set out in the national health budget yesterday, but criticised the Minister for failing to give enough detail on budgets allocated... Read More

All Children Must be Immunised Against Measles

11 April 2010

Some health care professionals have been reluctant to immunise infants or children against measles if there is a history of egg allergies or even if the child has not yet eaten an egg before. Read More

Measles Status in the Western Cape

11 April 2010

The logistical arrangements for this Outbreak Response commenced on 1 March 2010 with actual immunisation of children in these hot spot areas in full swing by 8 March 2010. Read More

Health Workers' Response to Measles Outbreak

6 April 2010

The overwhelming frustration and despair associated with an epidemic of this seriousness has been replaced with a sense of optimism and hardened resolve. Read More