KZN’s Health staffers ‘off sick’ for more than 5 000 days in five months

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on  Health   KZN’s Health staffers ‘off sick’ for more than 5 000 days in five months     A written parliamentary reply (view here) to questions by the Democratic Alliance has revealed that 85 staff within the KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Health (DoH) have […]

DA calls for urgent SIU probe into KZN hospital CEO’s R700 000 (and counting) overtime bill

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls for urgent SIU probe into KZN hospital CEO’s R700 000 (and counting) overtime bill   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal has written to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) (view here) to call for a full-scale probe into overtime payments […]

Amaoti Clinic leaves communities with substandard healthcare

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Marcelle David, Cllr DA eThekwini Councillor   Amaoti Clinic leaves communities with substandard healthcare   Democratic Alliance MP Timothy Brauteseth joined me in conducting an oversight inspection of the Amaoti Clinic in Inanda this week, where we found, among other things, patients waiting for 8-9 hours for medical attention, as the […]

#KZNEsidimeni: DA oversight inspection reveals shocking conditions at Elonwabeni Old Age Home

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sharon Hoosen, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Social Development   #KZNEsidimeni: DA oversight inspection reveals shocking conditions at Elonwabeni Old Age Home   Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite in English. The Democratic Alliance has written to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) (view here) following an oversight […]

KZN ‘Cataract Camp’ held up by a lack of critical equipment and government red tape

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN ‘Cataract Camp’ held up by a lack of critical equipment and government red tape   Despite efforts by professional medical staff to reduce the backlog of patients waiting for cataract surgery at Newcastle’s Madadeni Hospital, a lack of critical equipment […]

Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: MEC more worried about the DA than the exposure of abuse of vulnerable patients

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: MEC more worried about the DA than the exposure of abuse of vulnerable patients   The response by KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo following the sexual abuse of a patient at the Durban and Coastal […]

Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: Sexual abuse confirmed

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home: Sexual abuse confirmed   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed by its source within the Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home (DCMH) that an allegation of sexual assault involving a resident at the facility […]

DA calls on MEC to explain how KZN Health X-ray vehicle vanished

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls on MEC to explain how KZN Health X-ray vehicle vanished   The DA has been reliably informed that a mobile X-ray vehicle belonging to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH) has vanished, with no one able to provide any […]

Broken X-ray machine at busy Northern KZN hospital sees emergency services being used as taxis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Broken X-ray machine at busy Northern KZN hospital sees emergency services being used as taxis   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed that the X-ray machine at Madadeni Hospital has been broken for the last week, with no indication as […]

DA appeals to oncologists to return to KZN Health Department workforce

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA appeals to oncologists to return to KZN Health Department workforce   With the reintroduction of Oncology services at Durban’s Addington Hospital now underway, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province calls on oncologists who are able to return to the […]