4000 vacant critical posts in Gauteng hospitals

Gauteng state hospitals have more than 4 000 vacancies in critical medical posts, including specialists, pharmacists, professional nurses and doctors. This is revealed in the Gauteng Health Department’s 2016/17 Annual Report that was tabled recently in the Gauteng Legislature. According to the report, the vacancy rates in critical medical posts…

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Qedani Mahlangu must be summoned to Esidimeni hearings

I am dismayed that former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is not on the list of witnesses to appear before the alternative dispute resolution hearings presided over by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. She is undoubtedly the prime cause of the Esidimeni tragedy in which at least 118 mental…

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Gauteng Department of Health debt spiralling out of control

Money owed to the Gauteng Provincial Health Department has been steadily increasing since the 2013/14 financial year with accruals now standing in excess of R7 million. The ANC-led provincial government have solely laid the blame for this increase on the rate of in-migration into the province. While there is some…

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