Five KZN hospitals to be placed under administration by National Health Department

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Five KZN hospitals to be placed under administration by National Health Department   The Democratic Alliance has been reliably informed by a senior source within KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Health (DoH) that five hospitals in the province are to be placed under […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Reintroduction of Addington radiotherapy another cheap publicity stunt by MEC Dhlomo

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Reintroduction of Addington radiotherapy another cheap publicity stunt by MEC Dhlomo   The Democratic Alliance welcomes reports that the first treatment of radiotherapy at Addington Hospital took place on Wednesday this week, in the facility’s now partially-functional oncology unit. […]

Premier must listen to striking KZN health workers and fire MEC Dhlomo

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Premier must listen to striking KZN health workers and fire MEC Dhlomo   The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on KZN Premier Willies Mchunu to heed the rising call of unions in the province to fire provincial Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo without […]

#HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #HospitalHealthCheck: DA to act as MEC ignores RK Khan Hospital’s acute staff shortage   The Democratic Alliance (DA) will today write to KZN Health portfolio chairperson, Dr Yusuf Bhamjee regarding chronic staff shortages at RK Khan hospital – with the facility currently […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: SAHRC must not allow MEC Dhlomo to escape justice

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: SAHRC must not allow MEC Dhlomo to escape justice   The DA welcomes the long-awaited appearance of KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, before the South African Human Rights Commission later today to account for the province’s ongoing oncology crisis. Above […]

Department’s performance begins and ends with accountability from its MEC

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Department’s performance begins and ends with accountability from its MEC   A look at the KZN Health Department’s finances shows that the books are not balancing.  This is not new. Last year the DA warned about the worsening state of this […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: DA welcomes news that MEC Dhlomo will appear before the South African Human Rights Commission

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: DA welcomes news that MEC Dhlomo will appear before the South African Human Rights Commission The DA welcomes the announcement that the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has summoned KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo to appear before them in […]

DA calls for urgent oversight inspection to King Edward VIII as nurses threaten strike action

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls for urgent oversight inspection to King Edward VIII as nurses threaten strike action   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has today written to the province’s Health Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Dr Yusuf Bhamjee, requesting an urgent oversight inspection to Durban’s […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Health MEC resorts to fake news to bolster his own image

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Health MEC resorts to fake news to bolster his own image   The DA will today write to KZN Premier, Willies Mchunu, after his Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, last week resorted to spreading fake news regarding the arrival of a […]

New cervical cancer machines will not reduce treatment waiting times

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   New cervical cancer machines will not reduce treatment waiting times   The DA welcomes the launch of the Large Loop Excision of the Transition Zone (LLETZ) machines today. These cervical cancer machines are a valuable tool that will be put in the hands […]