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protestNews24 reports that a doctor at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp in the North West says he was infuriated after protesters stormed the hospital on Wednesday morning and forced staff out.  

Health services in the province have been affected since the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) embarked on a strike two months ago.  Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa placed the North West health department under the administration of the national government, in the wake of the protests.  He appointed a team, under the leadership of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to get to the bottom of the crisis, which has also been exacerbated by protests calling for the removal of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.  Wits professor and internal medicine specialist Ebrahim Variava, who had been trying to assist patients at Tshepong Hospital since the protests started, reported:  "Today, it affected services at the hospitals as the strikers got into the hospital.  There was no physical violence, but they got rid of the nurses, they got rid of the doctors, and even chased staff out of the operating theatres."

  • Read this report by Jan Bornman in full at News24

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