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sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed medical practitioners to assist in the North West province, which has been hard-hit by an ongoing labour strike.  

"The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) will move into the North West province to reinforce the medical care capacity at the provincial health hospital, following a debilitating labour action by workers within the health sector," the SANDF said in a statement.  It added that its healthcare practitioners would be moving into the province to ensure that affected patients at the provincial hospital were provided with the critical health care service they needed.  The strike by health professionals affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has been ongoing for over a month.

  • Read this report and view a video clip at eNCA
  • Read too, SANDF to send members to help alleviate healthcare crisis in North West, at EWN
  • And also, North West health department welcomes SANDF aid, at News24

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