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 […]

Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: Sexual abuse confirmed

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: Sexual abuse confirmed   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed by its source within the Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home (DCMH) that an allegation of sexual assault involving a resident at the facility […]

DA calls on MEC to explain how KZN Health X-ray vehicle vanished

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls on MEC to explain how KZN Health X-ray vehicle vanished   The DA has been reliably informed that a mobile X-ray vehicle belonging to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH) has vanished, with no one able to provide any […]

Broken X-ray machine at busy Northern KZN hospital sees emergency services being used as taxis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Broken X-ray machine at busy Northern KZN hospital sees emergency services being used as taxis   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed that the X-ray machine at Madadeni Hospital has been broken for the last week, with no indication as […]

DA appeals to oncologists to return to KZN Health Department workforce

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA appeals to oncologists to return to KZN Health Department workforce   With the reintroduction of Oncology services at Durban’s Addington Hospital now underway, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province calls on oncologists who are able to return to the […]

Five KZN hospitals to be placed under administration by National Health Department

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Five KZN hospitals to be placed under administration by National Health Department   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed by a senior source within KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Health (DoH) that five hospitals in the province are to be placed under […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Reintroduction of Addington radiotherapy another cheap publicity stunt by MEC Dhlomo

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Reintroduction of Addington radiotherapy another cheap publicity stunt by MEC Dhlomo   The Democratic Alliance welcomes reports that the first treatment of radiotherapy at Addington Hospital took place on Wednesday this week, in the facility’s now partially-functional oncology unit. […]

Premier must listen to striking KZN health workers and fire MEC Dhlomo

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Premier must listen to striking KZN health workers and fire MEC Dhlomo   The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on KZN Premier Willies Mchunu to heed the rising call of unions in the province to fire provincial Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo without […]

#HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage   The Democratic Alliance (DA) will today write to KZN Health portfolio chairperson, Dr Yusuf Bhamjee regarding chronic staff shortages at RK Khan hospital – with the facility currently […]