The Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa says the linen shortage at the Thelle Magoerane Hospital on the East Rand has raised fears of infections in the hospital.
The World Health Organisation says there is an increase in the number of cancer cases in Africa. In South Africa, doctors are seeing a high number of patients with colon cancer.
Unions in the health sector in the Northern Cape are demanding that the provincial Health department put measures in place to secure health professional and patients.
The High Court in Durban has extended the order it granted the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department to continue administering the blood transfusion to a five-year-old boy.
The Gauteng Health Department has obtained a court interdict forcing all striking nurses to return to work immediately after nurses at clinics in Sedibeng downed tools on Thursday.