DA KZN: Health department presenting skewed child and maternal mortality figures

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka,MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA has established through a written parliamentary response that KZN’s health department is presenting severely skewed figures for child and maternal mortality rates in the province. This after figures for the leading causes of the death of children under the age […]

DA KZN: Frozen posts leave one professional nurse for more than 2 000 patients at Balgowan clinic

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KZN has established that the Balgown Clinic has only one professional nurse to treat the 2 200 patients registered at the facility. The shock discovery was made last week by DA Mooi-uMngeni Councillor Moira Grueneberg, herself a former nurse. […]

DA KZN: The health of our government determines the health of our people

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Democratic Alliance Debate (edited) by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Oversight by members of the KZN Legislature, over the provincial executive, is performed to protect the systems and machinery of our democracy from the abuse of power, enabling citizens to live freely, in an environment where opportunity flourishes, under a government […]

DA KZN: Northdale is KZN’s ‘hospital from hell’

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   WHILE the DA welcomes the long overdue measures taken by KZN’s Health department – to deal with a litany of serious allegations, including patient mismanagement and death, at Northdale Hospital – it is not enough. The situation at Northdale is […]

DA KZN: Provincial DoH critical post vacancies climb to almost 10 000

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   A WRITTEN parliamentary reply to questions by the DA has exposed that the number of critical post vacancies within the KZN Health department has risen by more than 2 000 over the past financial year. According to the response by KZN Health […]

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. […]