Eastern Cape healthcare has collapsed: ‘Sick people are fighting each other’

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MEC for Health Sindiswa Gomba and Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize after a meeting in Port Elizabeth in April. Picture: Mkhuseli Sizani
MEC for Health Sindiswa Gomba and Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize after a meeting in Port Elizabeth in April. Picture: Mkhuseli Sizani

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The Eastern Cape healthcare system has collapsed, say doctors and healthcare workers who are employed in the province.

“We are sitting with a situation where patients are lying in the corridors of hospitals like Livingstone in Port Elizabeth and are dying, and there may soon be a similar situation at Dora Nginza in Zwide,” a doctor told City Press’ sister publication, Rapport.

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