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Dpt of Health sends staff to international training


Doctors, nurses and support staff sent to University of New Mexico to share best practices and to be trained as master trainers

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PROVINCE The Northern Cape Department of Health yesterday sent a team of 12 personnel, including doctors, nurses and support staff, to the University of New Mexico to share best practices and to be trained as master trainers.

Spokesperson for the Department of Health, Lulu Mxekezo, said the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation provided funding to the Kimberley Hospital oncology unit to address the high rate of lung cancer in the Province and other health-related issues.

She added that the medical team would attend the first ECHO Immersion training in New Mexico, which promoted regional centres to provide tertiary health care services.

PROVINCE The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature yesterday embarked on a week-long oversight visit to the John Taolo Gaetsewe District to assess progress on agricultural and rural development and education and safety challenges.

KIMBERLEY The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, will visit the Lerato Park Integrated Housing Project today at 1pm. Spokesperson for the Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Xhanti Teki, said that Sisulu would visit military veterans who are beneficiaries of the project and interact with the community.

She will also hand over title deeds to beneficiaries of the project.

COUNTRY The case against alleged fake lawyer, Brenda Wardle, was once again postponed in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court yesterday.

The “legal analyst”, who is conducting her own defence, is still not trial ready the court heard.

Wardle, who has regularly provided analysis to news organisations for years, shot to fame during the highly-publicised murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

The 56-year-old is accused of pretending to be a lawyer and offering “services” to a convicted murderer.

The case has been postponed on several occasions for reasons ranging from Wardle’s health woes while incarcerated at prison and her request to be held in a single cell as to enable her to prepare for trial.