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hospersaANA reports that the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Wednesday criticised the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of health for the dismal health standards in the province’s public health facilities.  

The criticism comes after the KZN MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, visited the Church of Scotland Hospital in Tugela Ferry and found patients sleeping on benches and on the floor.  Hospersa’s Kevin Halama said:  “We maintain our stance that the poor management of public health by the MEC has led to a collapse in the service.  His resignation would bring new hope to the many patients directly affected by the poor service and restore dignity to the many dejected health care workers forced to work under poor conditions.”  The embattled MEC was also recently issued with a notice to appear before the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) over the reported lack of meaningful progress in dealing with the provincial oncology crisis.  Halama said Hospersa would continue to campaign for the burning problems to be addressed in order for patients to receive the quality public health care service they deserve.

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