DoH must keep Diptheria antitoxin on hand

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA in KwaZulu-Natal urges the province’s Health department to acquire stock of the Diptheria antitoxin – even if it is in limited quantities – to be made quickly available at short notice in suspected cases. The call comes after it […]

MEC must act over EMRS grievances before more die

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA has today tabled a motion in the provincial Legislature highlighting the tragic death of a stab victim in Central Durban on Sunday night, allegedly as a result of delayed action by the province’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS). We […]

DA welcomes KZN Health HOD’s dismissal

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the dismissal of provincial Health HOD, Sibongile Zungu, by means of a recent court ruling. We have, for a long time, called for Zungu to be replaced in light of the many issues of serious mismanagement under her […]

KZN Health Ombudsman to investigate “torchlight Caesarean”

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal has received official confirmation from the office of the KZN Health ombudsman that an incident where doctors were forced to complete a Caesarean section by torchlight is to be investigated. The incident took place on 13 April […]

MEC is not Stanger Hospital’s saviour

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   WHILE recent interventions by Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s at KZN’s Stanger Hospital must be welcomed, the DA remains alarmed by his failure to react when we first raised concerns about several very serious claims emanating from the hospital as far back […]

DoH jeopardising CT ‘scammer’ probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA has today submitted parliamentary questions to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, questioning the accuracy of information provided to the province’s SCOPA portfolio committee into possible fraudulent and corrupt activity in the awarding of CT scanner tenders in several hospitals […]

MEC must provide answers over dumping of hazardous medical waste on KZN South Coast

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Alternate Spokesperson on Health THE DA has called for answers from KZN’s Health MEC following the discovery of dumping of hazardous medical waste – including bloodied medical swabs – allegedly by the department in an open lot on North Road in Oslo Beach within […]

Hospital drug shortages threaten to cancel surgical procedures

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal has been reliably informed via professional sources within King Edward Hospital that specialists are seriously considering cancelling or postponing surgical procedures due to a chronic shortage and in some cases complete lack of Anaesthetic drugs. These essential […]

Stanger Hospital must be placed under provincial administration

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health The DA will today write to KZN’s Health MEC to request that an Ombudsman investigation into Stanger Hospital is completed as soon as possible and for the facility to be placed under provincial administration following a series of issues. The situation […]

KZN’s nightmare reputation in sharp focus on International Aids Day

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   AS the world recognizes International Aids Day, the DA in KZN is keenly aware that our province is the epicentre of HIV and Aids in South Africa. Despite this nightmare reputation, there is some progress and we have come a long […]