DA demands immediate probe following shocking incident at King Edward Hospital

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA demands immediate probe following shocking incident at King Edward Hospital   The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has called for an immediate probe following an incident in which nursing staff at King Edward Hospital left a young male patient writhing in pain […]

Gale Street mortuary comes to a grinding halt as MEC fails to address staff issues

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Gale Street mortuary comes to a grinding halt as MEC fails to address staff issues   The DA has been reliably informed that staff at Durban’s Gale Street Mortuary yesterday embarked on go-slow protest action, with the result that no post-mortems […]

KZN Speaker blocks EMRS crisis debate, protects ANC failures

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dr. Rishigen Viranna MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Speaker blocks EMRS crisis debate, protects ANC failures The Democratic Alliance is shocked and disappointed by KZN Speaker, Lydia Johnson’s rejection of our call for a debate on the current crisis within the provincial ambulance service. In so doing, the Speaker has […]

King Dinizulu staff shortages leave patients waiting more than six hours

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   King Dinizulu staff shortages leave patients waiting more than six hours   An announced oversight visit, at short notice, by the DA to Durban’s King Dinizulu Hospital has revealed that some patients are having to queue for more than six hours […]

DA echoes SANBS urgent appeal as KZN blood supplies reach critical levels

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Health Spokesperson   DA echoes SANBS urgent appeal as KZN blood supplies reach critical levels   THE DA in KZN has echoed a call by the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) for citizens in the province to donate blood.   This as KZN blood […]

Health dept. should do everything possible to prevent disruption of hospital services

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Health dept. should do everything possible to prevent disruption of hospital services The DA in KZN urges members of the public to take extra caution ahead of proposed widespread strike action by the SA Liberated Public Sector Workers Union, which is […]

Prince Mshiyeni strike action a result of ANC’s empty promises

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Letter to the Editor for Publication   Dr Imran Keeka, MPL   DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s visit to Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni Hospital comes several weeks into a protracted strike by disgruntled staff.   In the interim, the protest has seen damage to property and delays in medical services. […]

Letter to the Editor – Striking hospital workers the result of DoH political patronage

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Letter to the Editor for Publication Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health     GIVEN that he is usually the first to condemn, KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s silence on the issue of striking provincial hospital workers is deafening. While the DA notes the concerns expressed by department officials, we remain hugely […]

DA KZN: SAHRC to probe ongoing radiotherapy treatment delays

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA KZN: SAHRC to probe ongoing radiotherapy treatment delays   THE DA welcomes the South African Human Rights Council’s (SAHRC) decision to investigate ongoing delays in the treatment of cancer through the use of radiotherapy machines at several of KZN’s […]

DA to write to HRC over 18 month wait for scans at Nkosi Albert Luthuli

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KZN will write to the Human Right’s Commission (HRC) today following the discovery that patients requiring certain elective scans at Durban’s iNkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital are having to wait until 2018 for the first available appointment. Worst affected […]