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Bodies of two SA Cuba-based medical students to be repatriated – govt

JOHANNESBURG, December 6 – The bodies of the two South African Cuba-based medical students who drowned in a swimming pool in that country at the weekend, will be repatriated next week, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of health said on Wednesday. KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo made the announcement during his visit to the grieving Ngeleka family […]

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Deal reached to restart cancer machines, says KZN Health Department

DURBAN, July 20 – A deal has been reached between the KwaZulu-Natal health department and radiation oncology treatments and software maker Varian Medical Systems to restart two of the province’s cancer radiotherapy machines. On Wednesday, the department said KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo had met with Jean-Luc Devleeschauwer president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business in Europe, the Middle East, India and […]

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SAHRC receives MEC’s response to damning KZN oncology report

DURBAN, July 4  – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday evening said it had received a response to its damning investigation into the state of the province’s public sector oncology services from KwaZulu-Natal health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo. However, the commission said in a statement it remained “extremely concerned” about public sector oncology patients […]