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limpopo thumb100 Health e-News reports that shocking mismanagement at Tshilidzini Hospital has prompted Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba to remove the facility's entire management team.  

The hospital, which is based in Vhembe, serves a large community.  Problems include dilapidated buildings, poor service and long queues of people who wait for hours, only to be sent home without receiving help.  When Ramathuba visited the hospital recently, several patients complained, with some telling her that they waited for hours but that no one was willing to assist.  Though most patients complained about a shortage of nurses and doctors, the MEC observed:  "There is no shortage of nurses nor doctors here, which surely shows us that the problems lie with the management.  So we have taken the decision to remove them and introduce a new management which will be put under administration for a period of 100 days."  When Tshilidzini was declared a National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot hospital, it was identified as a facility that needed to be demolished and rebuilt.  But nothing has been done.

  • Read Ndivhuwo Mukwevho’s full report on this story at News24

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