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Premier to assess Gauteng healthcare

2012-03-14 08:29

Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane is expected to visit healthcare facilities on Wednesday to assess levels of service delivery.

She will visit Kliptown Clinic and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Last month she conceded that the province's health department was in crisis and resolved to step in to resolve the problems.

At the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, doctors were allegedly bringing in their own patients from private medical institutions to treat them using state resources.

Also in February, there were reports that two babies had died in the hospital the previous month owing to staff shortages and overcrowding.

Military nurses were called in to alleviate the burden.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is one of five hospitals earmarked for the pilot phase of the National Health Insurance pilot project.

Comments
  • njdejager - 2012-03-14 08:31

    Stop to assess and start to actually do something. We have now been assessing for years......

      Juan - 2012-03-14 09:07

      Yeah a quick half hour walk around, and now it has been assessed. Everyone knows the place is a disaster area, when will they stop assesing and start fixing??

      Di - 2012-03-14 12:40

      THIS USELESS MUPPET IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING HER FANCY 1.3M CAR TO RIDE AROUND IN AND SHOW EISH HOW EEEMPAWTENT SHE IS

  • Dane - 2012-03-14 08:42

    I wonder if she will be using her new Mercedes ML63 AMG for this pointless visit!

  • mholthuysen - 2012-03-14 08:42

    How can you assess a mess...? Fix the problem - one does not need to be a rocket scientist to see what is going on in our hospitals! The problems have been assessed, and assessed and assessed and re-assessed... FIX IT - but a la ANC policies you will assess and re-assess.... and re-assess... because if one does not have a clue - you can't fix it!

      Patsy - 2012-03-14 15:51

      Apart from that, Mike, what does each assessment cost and where does the money go. Meantime people are suffering.... B****y disgrace!!!

  • Comrade - 2012-03-14 08:48

    WHAT DOES SHE WANT TO STEAL ??

  • Piston - 2012-03-14 09:19

    lol...go book yourself in for an operation or minor procedure lady...then give feedback!

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-14 09:36

    Another failure on her way.

  • craig.thom1 - 2012-03-14 09:55

    Is there something to assesss ? she knows it's a problem,why not the solution first?

  • Andrew - 2012-03-14 09:58

    Will they be having Tea amd Cake while they assess? All talk and no action as per usual, a month ago she conceded health care in a mess and still in a mess. I wonder if she will arrive in her New Mercedes Benz ML?

  • Phillys - 2012-03-14 11:44

    Nomvula, while you are at one of the hospitals, you may want to consider getting a brain implant?

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-14 12:31

    Does this woman actually do some work? I wonder how much money gets paid into her bank account every month. What for, I wonder.

  • Mark - 2012-03-14 13:59

    A better headline would've been, "premier to assess healthcare in her smart new car, at taxpayers expense."

  • karimesaks - 2012-03-14 14:43

    Ha! ha1 The Premier of the state of Chris Hani Bara johannesburg Academic Hospital on the move!!

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