DA KZN: KZN government fails to warn South Coast rural communities about sewerage spill

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Alternate Spokesperson on Health     THE DA is shocked by the blatant lack of action by KZN’s Health department and the Ugu District Municipality in warning the public of the latest sewerage spill in Harding which began last week Tuesday. Since then, the Shepstone […]

DA KZN: Impromptu check reveals KZN’s multi-million rand mobile clinics are dilapidated and filthy

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Two KZN Health mobile Hospitals– the subject of an ongoing Public Access to Information Application (PAIA) by the DA following alleged tender abuse – have been found to be in an appalling state. The units – a mobile truck hospital and […]

DA KZN: Thousands of government-issue condoms found dumped in rural KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA is shocked by the discovery of thousands of unexpired government-issue condom at a municipal rubbish dump in Emadlangeni (Utrecht) The finding was made by a DA public representative in the area.  The attached photo’s show two boxes – each with […]

DA KZN: Health department ignores DA mobile clinic tender PAIA

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DESPITE several opportunities to come clean over the allegedly flawed procurement of several mobile clinics in the province, KZN’s health department has failed to do so. The opportunities include a Public Access to Information application submitted by the DA to KZN […]

DA KZN: KZN woman forced to seek medical help in Western Cape after two year wait for new hip

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Alternate Spokesperson on Health   A 78 year old Port Edward woman has been forced to turn to doctors in the Western Cape after she remained at number 281 on the operation waiting list for a hip replacement at Port Shepstone hospital for two years. […]

DA KZN: Proactive steps needed as Swine flu numbers increase

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Consultation by the DA with several doctors in private Paediatric practice in eThekwini has revealed that Swine flu (H1N1) is particularly prevalent this year, with claims that wide-spread complications of the condition, including pneumonia and respiratory failure, are also surfacing. While the […]

DA KZN: Patients suffering as doctors run out of painkillers in rural KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA has been advised by doctors in KZN’s Illembe district that they are fast running out of essential painkillers, including morphine and pethidine, despite having made an urgent appeal to KZN’s health department for supplies to be delivered. According to our […]

DA KZN: MEC must apologise for inflammatory remarks to EMRS staff

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE presence of KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo at court proceedings yesterday involving the so-called “saboteur” in a province-wide Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) go-slow is unnecessary and inappropriate. Equally alarming are the MEC’s inflammatory remarks outside the court, that hundreds […]

Prince Mshiyeni: Temporary power supply restored

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KZN has been advised that a temporary power supply has been restored at Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni hospital. This after two wards were left without electricity for a full week, forcing patients and nurses to use candles at night.  […]

Prince Mshiyeni: Patients in the dark for 10 days as KZN Health fails to intervene

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA has been reliably informed by professional staff at Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital that two entire ward blocks have been without electricity since 15 May after hospital technicians failed to restore electricity due to what is believed to be […]