Marred by corruption, ineptitude and mismanagement, the Free State public health care sector is on the brink of collapse. Desperate doctors make do with absolutely bare minimum resources, while patients suffer the tragic consequences of the systemic failure. Despite repeated complaints, government has done little to ease their plight. Carte Blanche investigates.
Producer: Este de Klerk
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Brain on Fire
Overnight, a mysterious form of encephalitis dramatically and terrifyingly alters a young woman’s personality. Her brain feels as though it is on fire. Doctors are baffled and outsiders would be forgiven for believing she has been possessed by a demonic force. Carte Blanche asks how many more patients committed to psychiatric wards, could in fact have this very same disease – but remain undiagnosed?
Producer: Dezi Rorich
Presenter: Derek Watts
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