#KZNOncologyCrisis: Health Portfolio Committee must grow a conscience

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by Dr Imran Keeka MPL – DA KZN Spokesperson on Health Note to Editors: The following statement was delivered outside the KZN Legislature by DA KZN Spokesperson on Health, Dr Imran Keeka MPL ahead of a special meeting of the province’s Health Portfolio Committee. Dr Keeka was joined by DA National Health Spokesperson, Patricia Kopane […]

KZN MEC’s comments that the National Schools Nutrition Programme is not in crisis are laughable

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by Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL – DA KZN Spokesperson on Education KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwana and certain ANC members of the province’s Education Portfolio Committee’s comments that the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is not in crisis are laughable. Yesterday, during an Education portfolio committee, the MEC emphatically denied that thousands of children at […]

DA calls on Health MEC to deal with staff shortages as Townhill patient slits throat

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA calls on Health MEC to deal with staff shortages as Townhill patient slits throat   The Democratic Alliance has called on KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to take immediate steps to resolve nursing and security shortages at the province’s psychiatric […]

KZN Oncology Crisis: Too little too late as MEC Dhlomo responds to SAHRC recommendations

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Oncology Crisis: Too little too late as MEC Dhlomo responds to SAHRC recommendations   The Democratic Alliance has been advised by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has met the latest in a […]

KZN Oncology Crisis: MEC Dhlomo is no saviour of the sick and suffering

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Oncology Crisis: MEC Dhlomo is no saviour of the sick and suffering   The Kwa-Zulu Natal Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s announcement yesterday that there is a company on site, repairing the broken Radiotherapy cancer machines at Addington Hospital, in fact, […]

KZN Urology Crisis – MEC Dhlomo must go

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Urology Crisis – MEC Dhlomo must go   As KwaZulu-Natal’s healthcare system collapses amid the finding that Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, failed to provide adequate treatment to cancer patients, it has now emerged that the province is also facing a […]

KZN Cancer Crisis: Clock is ticking for Health MEC

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Cancer Crisis: Clock is ticking for Health MEC   On Friday 30 June, the KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, must report to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and provide a plan to overcome the current oncology crisis in […]

eThekwini clinics shamefully under-resourced

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Shontel de Boer, CLLR DA eThekwini Councillor   eThekwini clinics shamefully under-resourced   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini has written to the Deputy City Manager, Musa Gumede, seeking urgent answers on the dire state of the municipality’s clinics. This follows my visit to the La Lucia clinic, where I learned with […]

Premier puts ANC party patronage ahead of KwaZulu-Natal cancer sufferers

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the KZN Legislature   Premier puts ANC party patronage ahead of KwaZulu-Natal cancer sufferers   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal condemns KZN Premier Willies Mchunu’s failure to act against provincial health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, following an oncology crisis in the province which […]

KZN Cancer Crisis: No medical solutions to province’s medical crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Cancer Crisis: No medical solutions to province’s medical crisis   Today, KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC government came to the rescue of Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, bailing him out with a plan from Treasury that involves tightening up on supply chain management within […]