Limpopo’s MEC for Health has called the shortage of hospital personnel a crisis. Kgapane Hospital sometimes gets midwives from nearby clinics to fill in those gaps.
Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.
Nicolyn Mohale (45) was called to a home in a Limpopo village to attend to an emergency in the middle of the night.
Conflict has been mounting at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp where an unprotected strike has been ongoing since Friday.
Community health care workers, unhappy about how they are treated by the Gauteng Department of Health, took to the streets on Tuesday and marched to the department’s offices to raise their concerns.