KZN Health must be held liable as more than 100 TB patients go deaf

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Health must be held liable as more than 100 TB patients go deaf   The Democratic Alliance can today reveal that direct negligence by the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has caused 123 TB patients in KwaZulu-Natal to go deaf. These patients’ ototoxicity […]

KZN Oncology Crisis: Speaker must suspend MEC Dhlomo following SAHRC revelation

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Oncology Crisis: Speaker must suspend MEC Dhlomo following SAHRC revelation   The Democratic Alliance has today written to KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Speaker, Lydia Johnson, calling on her to take “the strongest possible steps within her legislative mandate” and suspend Health MEC, Sibongiseni […]

KZN Oncology Crisis: MEC Dhlomo blocked SAHRC from conducting hospital visits during probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Oncology Crisis: MEC Dhlomo blocked SAHRC from conducting hospital visits during probe   A briefing by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) today in a meeting of the National Health Portfolio Committee, revealed that KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, […]

Oversight visits show little change at KZN’s health facilities since 2014

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Oversight visits show little change at KZN’s health facilities since 2014   Oversight visits by members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature have revealed that little has changed at the province’s public healthcare facilities since the last round of visits in 2014, with […]

DA returns to Addington as KZN Legislature embarks on health oversight visits

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA returns to Addington as KZN Legislature embarks on health oversight visits   Today the DA will return to Durban’s Addington Hospital as part of an extensive oversight programme by members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, aimed at assessing the functionality of […]

#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, […]