#DurbanStorm: MEC must not use an act of nature as an excuse for non-delivery at our hospitals

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   #DurbanStorm: MEC must not use an act of nature as an excuse for non-delivery at our hospitals   Oversight visits by the Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday have revealed that no obvious repairs have been carried out at either Addington or King Edward […]

Ugu water must be immediately restored

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL Ugu South Constituency Head   Ugu water must be immediately restored   While the DA welcomes the Ugu District Municipality’s announcement that the illegal SAMWU workers strike is over and municipal workers have now returned to work, we are extremely concerned that water in the area has […]

UGU Water crisis

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NO WATER = NO LIFE! UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY MUST BE PLACED UNDER SECTION 139 ADMINISTRATION! The residents of the Ugu District have continuously suffered the indignity of ongoing water outages. Both urban and rural communities were severely affected. Children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled were the worst affected. Our right to access water […]

DA calls for urgent probe following claims of corruption and extortion at Whetstone Clinic

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   DA calls for urgent probe following claims of corruption and extortion at Whetstone Clinic   The Democratic Alliance has called on Kwazulu-Natal Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo to urgently probe allegations of corruption and exploitation at the Whetstone Clinic in Phoenix. The appeal, […]

DA calls for urgent repairs to eThekwini’s air quality monitoring devices

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Marlaine Nair, Cllr DA eThekwini Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Spokesperson   DA calls for urgent repairs to eThekwini’s air quality monitoring devices   At a recent full council meeting, the DA in eThekwini posed questions surrounding the functionality and efficiency of the city’s 14 air quality monitoring stations. The answers revealed that […]

MEC knew of Mahatma Ghandi TB breach for two years

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   MEC knew of Mahatma Ghandi TB breach for two years An oversight visit by members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature last month, along with a parliamentary reply to questions by the DA has revealed that Tuberculosis isolation room Infection Control Measures (IPCs) at […]

Stench in Phoenix is unbearable

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Eurika Lyndal Singh, Cllr DA eThekwini Councillor Stench in Phoenix is unbearable   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini is concerned with the municipality’s delays to resolve the long-standing stench affecting the community of Ward 50 in Phoenix. A meeting between Municipal Officials and councillors affected by the pungent smell coming out of […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Cancer patients now waiting even longer for treatment

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Cancer patients now waiting even longer for treatment   It is now five months since the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) released its damning report about the oncology crisis in Kwazulu-Natal and still very little has been done to […]

#DurbanStorm: MEC must act swiftly to restore services at major hospitals

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #DurbanStorm: MEC must act swiftly to restore services at major hospitals   The Democratic Alliance has written to KwaZulu-Natal Health Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Dr Yusuf Bhamjee, to request that he insists on an urgent report from the province’s Health Department following infrastructure […]

KZN Emergency Services fail to reach critical patients in under 15 minutes

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  by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL – DA KZN Spokesperson on Health According to a recent report presented to the KZN provincial health portfolio committee, the provincial Health Department’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) Unit is not able to reach 95% of all priority one emergencies within Durban’s Metro area in less than 15 minutes. […]