Pfizer applies for SAHPRA authorisation for COVID-19 booster shots

"According to the local drug watchdog, the evaluation of data on the safety and efficacy of…

Concerns over festive season, as COVID cases rise

"As the pandemic's fourth wave hangs in the balance, will South Africans be subjected to lockdown…

Guess who’s back? Influenza on the rise in South Africa

"Influenza cases in South Africa have been increasing since August 23, 2021, according to the National Institute for…

Scientific developments you should know about

"The science world is cracking on, and keeping up with the phenomenal progressions, inventions, and discoveries…

Dr van Niekerk and Dr Steenkamp—top health issues Newcastle women face

"Newcastle's women's lives are under threat, but according to our medical professionals, there is light at…

Grocery vouchers for over 60s who vaccinate in November

"Those over the age of 60 who receive the vaccine in November will be rewarded with…

Mediclinic Newcastle vaccination centre to close

"Mediclinic Newcastle COVID-19 vaccination centre will be closing on 29 October 2021. This is due to persistently…

COVID-19 vaccines does not turn people into cannibals, states KZN Health MEC

"According to the most recent conspiracy theory, the Covid-19 vaccine causes people to become bloodthirsty cannibals."

COVID outbreak in China threatens Beijing Winter Olympics

"Northern China's authorities are presently reimposing lockdowns and other emergency measures in order to contain the…

Mediclinic Newcastle welcomes Neurologist Dr Cait-Lynn Wells

"Mediclinic Newcastle is delighted to welcome Newcastle born Neurologist, Dr Cait-Lynn Wells to their team."

Today, around 7 000 teens successfully received their Pfizer vaccine

"Around 7 000 children between the ages of 12 and 17 received their first shot of…

Full listing of pharmacies in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

"Searching for a pharmacy in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal? We've listed various pharmacies and the area they fall under."

Ages 12-17 can now receive the vaccine from Mediclinic Newcastle

"Children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be the next group to get the…

Step by Step on how to get your digital vaccination certificate

"The South African COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate portal is virtually live. Some people have already obtained their…

Paramedics shot while saving lives, peers give comment

"On Sunday night, 3 September 2021, two paramedics were shot in the Mabhanoyini area near Estcourt while…

Allegations against Madadeni Hospital, KZN Dept of Health responds

"The accusations come from two patients claiming they allegedly faced sub-standard care and service from the…

Mediclinic introduces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Joining various corporates in the fight against the virus, Mediclinic Southern Africa will now implement a…

How to save your heart? Mediclinic Newcastle’s Dr Thusi clarifies

"Specialist Physician Dr Mthunzi Thusi explains that approximately 40% of deaths in South Africa result from…

Low numbers see Amajuba District launch “Vuma” vaccine initiative

"A total of 21% of South Africa's adult population is now fully vaccinated. However, the Amajuba…

Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong brings 21st-century medical care to SA

"Significant developments are heading to SA, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hailing a new COVID-19 and cancer…

Update on how to register and receive the COVID-19 vaccine 2021

"With people lining up to safeguard themselves and those around them, many are hesitant as they…

Mediclinic Newcastle celebrates 1000th vaccine with Roxanne Singh

"Mediclinic Newcastle has achieved a noteworthy milestone in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the…

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approved for children aged 12 and older

"SAHPRA provides authorisation for children aged 12 and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine."

Men vs women, who has the worst oral hygiene?

"Sporting over 23 years of experience in dentistry, Dr Raman assisted us in putting this argument…

Mediclinic Newcastle now offers direct bookings for COVID-19 vaccination

"Accessing a vaccine has now become more accessible, with the launch of the Mediclinic Vaccination Booking portal –…

Dr Cooper, Dr van Niekerk and Dr Dhanjee-things you didn’t know about studying medicine

"Adorning a white coat and signing your name with those two letters, Dr—takes more than commitment,…

Doctors and Mediclinic Newcastle sponsor surgeries in the spirit of love

"Delivering kindness by saving various people the hefty cost of a medical procedure, four kind-hearted local…

SA looks at vaccinating children against COVID-19

"Desperately trying to obtain herd immunity, thereby stopping not only the spread of the virus but…

Over 1 100 new COVID cases reported in KZN schools

"KwaZulu-Natal has recorded more than 1 100 COVID-19 cases across 350 schools in the past three…

New, powerful potential COVID-19 variant found in South Africa

"COVID-19, as feared, is proving to be a rapidly evolving enemy, especially with ignorant South Africans…

85% of Healthcare workers to leave SA if NHI implemented

"Solidarity released its latest report on the National Health Insurance (NHI), which stresses that the majority…

Mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace, Rob Russell offers clarity on the contentious topic

"With the virus now an intimate part of our lives globally, South Africans, like the rest…

COVID-19 vaccines start today for people between 18 and 35

"South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination programme now takes the next step, following Cabinet’s approval to vaccinate people…

Unvaccinated Curro staff may be retrenched, according to CEO

"Curro, the leading independent private school provider in South Africa, will be ensuring all of its…

COVID-19: Concerns over Amajuba District death rate. “Schools responsible for cluster cases”

"However, what is truly concerning, is that the Provincial Government has also noted an increase in…

Gov wants Doctors to comply with new requirements to practice, Solidarity troubled

"The trade union Solidarity claims it will strongly oppose the proposed regulations that pave the way…

Mediclinic Newcastle welcomes Medical Oncologist, Dr Bonginkosi Shadrack Shoba

"Developing on its impressive, continually growing medical services, Mediclinic Newcastle now welcomes Dr Bonginkosi Shadrack Shoba,…

You could have access to your retirement fund soon; this is why

"Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is calling for South African workers to have access to a percentage…

47% of South Africans believe prayer is more effective than the vaccine

"South Africa's vaccination rollout programme is hastening, with over seven million vaccine doses administered to date.…

Newcastle paramedics plead for abuse and prank calls to stop

"Trained and qualified to respond to emergencies, with a principal focus on saving lives, paramedics are…

Ivermectin not miracle drug, Mediclinic SA explains

"With this in mind, Mediclinic Southern Africa pointed out that Dr Emmanuel Taban observed that two out…

Life expectancy in South Africa drops

"Stats SA explained that the population of SA was estimated to be 60,14 million at mid-year…

Mediclinic SA CEO implements steps to keep KZN hospitals stocked

In a letter to Mediclinic hospitals, CEO of Mediclinic Southern Africa, Koert Pretorius, explained, “We are…

Mediclinic Newcastle welcomes General Surgeon Dr Christien Steenkamp

"Mediclinic Newcastle warmly welcomes General Surgeon Dr Christien Steenkamp as of 1 August 2021 to the…

Over 30 000 COVID-19 cases reported in two days

"According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Wednesday,14 July 2021, the institute…

Suicide attempts increase in NKZN; Willem Rossouw of ER24 gives the lowdown

"The majority of our callers are from females, however some of our more acute or emergency…

Healthcare sector takes beating due to protests, we speak to Mediclinic SA and TRIVS

"As protestors unleash havoc, the carnage left in their wake is fast-tallying up. In a statement…

South Africa’s 35 to 49 age group to be vaccinated from August

"As of August 2021, South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme is expected to gain further momentum, with…

Newcastle Provincial Hospital left with no hot water? Hospital responds

"The Newcastle Provincial Hospital came under scrutiny following allegations made against the running of the hospital…

Mediclinic Newcastle’s neurosurgeon, Dr Buthelezi, on his journey and aspirations

"In March 2021, Mediclinic Newcastle transformed the local medical sector after welcoming neurosurgeon, Dr Thamsanqa Buthelezi…