Editor , Business
In a surprise move yesterday, Parliaments health committee scrapped a controversial Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill clause which gave the health minister the final say on whether new medicines could be sold in SA.
Hospitals are grappling with an acute shortage of nurses with the skills to work in intensive care units (ICUs), posing risks to patients and driving up health-care costs, according to a national audit reported in the latest SA Medical Journal. Our nurses are tired, often not healthy, and plagued by discontent and low morale, wrote the researchers.
GAUTENG hospital managers have been given full power to run their institutions, including the power to hire and fire staff and control their own budgets, in a bid to improve service delivery.