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hospersaTimeslive reports that the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently intervene in the ailing state of public health in the North West.  

The North West Department of Health (DoH) has been the subject of a number of irregular contracts awarded by senior officials‚ with some implicated in a string of dodgy deals‚ said Hospersa’s Noel Desfontaines.  He pointed out that the province had also been hit by disruptions in service delivery‚ resulting in many public health facilities closing down due to industrial action by public service unions over poor working conditions.  “We are not surprised that health workers in the province are now resorting to such drastic measures to get government to address their demands” Desfontaines said.  The union appealed to its members not to engage in any form of vandalism and intimidation or in any deliberate closure of health facilities.  In his intervention‚ the president was requested to address the deep levels of corruption and maladministration within the province’s DoH.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at Timeslive
  • Read Hospersa’s press statement in this regard at SA Labour News

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