Fire Safety: Addington Hospital is a death trap

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health Fire Safety: Addington Hospital is a death trap   The Democratic Alliance has today written to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, (view here) to call for a comprehensive audit into fire safety compliance levels at the province’s hospitals, in particular Addington Hospital and the […]

DoH fails to act while Townhill patients are left to suffer waiting for electro-convulsive therapy

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health   DoH fails to act while Townhill patients are left to suffer waiting for electro-convulsive therapy   The Democratic Alliance has written to KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, (view here) to call for urgent action after it was established that Electro-Convulsive Therapy treatment (ECT) […]

KZN’s 100 ‘new’ ambulances: MEC Dhlomo continues to mislead the people of our province

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health  KZN’s 100 ‘new’ ambulances: MEC Dhlomo continues to mislead the people of our province   Provincial Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo continues to mislead the people of KwaZulu-Natal by releasing statements which give false hope when it comes to healthcare services in the […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Oncology services now worse than two years ago

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Oncology services now worse than two years ago   An oversight inspection of Addington Hospital’s oncology unit has confirmed that the situation is now worse than it was two years ago when the DA first reported a province-wide oncology care […]

KZN’s Health staffers ‘off sick’ for more than 5 000 days in five months

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health   KZN’s Health staffers ‘off sick’ for more than 5 000 days in five months     A written parliamentary reply (view here) to questions by the Democratic Alliance has revealed that 85 staff within the KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Health (DoH) have […]

DA calls for urgent SIU probe into KZN hospital CEO’s R700 000 (and counting) overtime bill

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls for urgent SIU probe into KZN hospital CEO’s R700 000 (and counting) overtime bill   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal has written to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) (view here) to call for a full-scale probe into overtime payments […]

Amaoti Clinic leaves communities with substandard healthcare

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Marcelle David, Cllr DA eThekwini Councillor   Amaoti Clinic leaves communities with substandard healthcare   Democratic Alliance MP Timothy Brauteseth joined me in conducting an oversight inspection of the Amaoti Clinic in Inanda this week, where we found, among other things, patients waiting for 8-9 hours for medical attention, as the […]

#KZNEsidimeni: DA oversight inspection reveals shocking conditions at Elonwabeni Old Age Home

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sharon Hoosen, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Social Development   #KZNEsidimeni: DA oversight inspection reveals shocking conditions at Elonwabeni Old Age Home   Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite in English. The Democratic Alliance has written to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) (view here) following an oversight […]

KZN ‘Cataract Camp’ held up by a lack of critical equipment and government red tape

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN ‘Cataract Camp’ held up by a lack of critical equipment and government red tape   Despite efforts by professional medical staff to reduce the backlog of patients waiting for cataract surgery at Newcastle’s Madadeni Hospital, a lack of critical equipment […]

Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: MEC more worried about the DA than the exposure of abuse of vulnerable patients

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: MEC more worried about the DA than the exposure of abuse of vulnerable patients   The response by KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo following the sexual abuse of a patient at the Durban and Coastal […]