Suspected corruption as Gauteng hospitals pay rip-off prices

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Gauteng hospitals are paying exorbitant prices for items because of likely corruption where companies collude to give inflated quotations. I have been given examples of gross over-charging which have been confirmed by the Gauteng Health Department in a written reply…

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Gauteng mental health NGOs still wait for subsidies

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Some relief appears to be in sight for 130 mental health NGOs who have now been informed by the Gauteng Health Department that they will get financial assistance in a week’s time on 7 June. It is unclear, however, whether this…

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Burning tyres at Joburg Hospital

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Protesting workers at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital burnt tyres and blocked entrances yesterday, causing fear and disruption for patients and staff. A nurse described to me how she feared for her safety when she couldn’t drive her car out…

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