Opinion & Commentary
While the health department has less than half of the personnel it requires to function effectively, activists argue it’s people who will suffer the most from these cuts.
Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.
Civil society organisations – enraged by the recent nominations of disgraced politicians Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu to the provincial executive committee – have threatened to lead a revolt against the ruling ANC.
No action has been taken against 11 health officials implicated in Esidimeni crisis, former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu who made the decision that led to 141 deaths remains illusive and the “bankrupt” Gauteng Health Department is currently unable to fund a compensation ruling.