Gauteng Health MEC can’t give accurate cancer figures

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC I am hugely concerned that Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa is unable to give accurate figures on the waiting lists and waiting times for cancer patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg and Steve Biko hospitals. She admitted this in an…

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Work stoppages symptomatic of Gauteng Health crisis

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Gauteng state hospitals have been hit by 3639 work stoppages since September last year, but the Gauteng Health Department has still not negotiated an essential services agreement with unions to ensure that patients are not adversely affected by strikes. This…

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Hospital sick leave jumps in Gauteng

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Sick leave applications for staff in Gauteng state hospitals have risen alarmingly, from R161 million paid to 3244 employees in 2014 to R312 million paid to 5882 employees last year. This was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in…

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