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Shutdown of Tsepong Hospital endangers the lives of the sick and vulnerable

The DA notes reports that NEHAWU protesters have shut down Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, North West. While the DA supports workers’ right to down tools and protest for better working conditions, they cannot do so at the expense of patients’ lives. Yesterday, the DA conducted an oversight inspection at the Tshepong Hospital and the hospital…

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Minister must prevent a repeat of the Esidimeni tragedy in North West

The DA will write to the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to urgently request that he ensure proper staffing and resources at the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex in Klerksdorp. During our oversight inspection, we were shocked when doctors asked us for urgent help on the eve of a planned strike by NEHAWU which would see…

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Health Department instructs all ports to stop testing imported goods

The DA has in its possession a letter from the Chief Environmental Health and Port Health Services instructing Port Health Officials to stop testing imported chicken products for Listeria. According to the letter, Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that the source of the current Listeria outbreak has been identified at cold meats “processing…

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Basic Health Care denied to residents in Ga Pila, Mogalakwena

Not one analgesic, which assists with pain, fever or inflammation was available at the Sterkwater Clinic in Ga-Pila Village, Mogalakwena. On an oversight visit to the clinic, the DA has established that the clinic cannot provide the most basic medicinal care to residents in the area. Apart from being unable to assist with pain medications,…

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Health, DAFF and DTI to brief Parliament following DA request

On Wednesday, 28 March, the Departments of Health (DoH); Trade and Industry (DTI) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will brief Parliament in a joint sitting on the Listeriosis crisis, following a request by the DA. This meeting follows an announcement by Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, earlier this month that traces of the Listeria bacterium…

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Listeriosis: DA requests joint meeting of Health, DAFF and DTI committees

The DA has written to the Chairpersons of the Portfolio Committees on Trade and Industry; Health and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to request an urgent joint sitting on the Listeriosis crisis. On Sunday, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken have been identified as the sources of the current…

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