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 […]

DA KZN: MEC must respond to hospital drug shortage claims

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal calls on provincial Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to urgently respond to claims that hospitals and clinics do not have stock of medication ranging from life-saving ARVS’s to paracetamol. The MEC is well aware of this problem – […]

DA KZN: Health microscope shows KZN failing to meet Millennium development goals

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Democratic Alliance KZN Health Budget Debate by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   SEVERAL KZN districts are the worst performers in the country on a number of health indicators while the province is also lagging behind on United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 in particular. KZN also has the […]

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 […]