Sport, recreation, arts and culture MEC Pemmy Majodina experienced what many Eastern Cape residents without medical aid go through everyday when she had to be rushed to a hospital almost 24km away, after there was no doctor on duty at the first public hospital. The flamboyant Majodina had to be driven to the Maclear Hospital after she was turned away from the Ugie Hospital, because there was no doctor to treat her.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health has confirmed its staff are battling to deal with a huge increase in the number of mentally ill patients in the province, particularly among teenagers and young men. A sharp rise in drug abuse in towns and villages was the main cause of the increase in patients, said provincial health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo. Kupelo was speaking after a fight broke out among 24 mentally ill patients at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital (CMH) on Friday, which left six patients injured.
Police had to intervene in the funeral of an 84-year-old man after his 39-year-old widow was told not to attend the funeral by her in-laws. The incident happened at Zikhova village in Tyolomnqa on Youth Day when more than 50 villagers, armed with placards, protested against the barring of Bonisile Kondlo’s wife Nosidima, from burying her husband. It was a sight never witnessed before in the village.
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Selecting a term
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