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. […]

Ngwelezane CT scanner broken for more than a month while new one gathers dust

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Ngwelezane CT scanner broken for more than a month while new one gathers dust   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has been reliably informed that the CT scanner at Ngwelezana Hospital has been broken for more than a month. This while a […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: SAHRC must take legal action against MEC Dhlomo for failure to implement report’s recommendations

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: SAHRC must take legal action against MEC Dhlomo for failure to implement report’s recommendations The Democratic Alliance calls on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to take legal action against KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo and his Department in terms of […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Yet another deadline for KZN Health means more suffering and death

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Yet another deadline for KZN Health means more suffering and death   A one month deadline issued by Parliament’s Select Committee on Social Services to KwaZulu-Natal’s Health Department to come up with a detailed turnaround plan means yet another delay in […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Oversight visit shows Addington is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s sickest hospitals

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Oversight visit shows Addington is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s sickest hospitals   An oversight visit today by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has confirmed one of the Democratic Alliance’s worst fears, namely that Addington is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s sickest hospitals. This […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: DA visits Addington Hospital following MEC Dhlomo’s attempts to downplay provincial crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: DA visits Addington Hospital following MEC Dhlomo’s attempts to downplay provincial crisis   Yesterday, during a meeting of the National Health portfolio committee, KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo tried to sugarcoat the current oncology crisis in KZN. He was aided by Health […]