Drop in cervical and breast cancer tests as hospitals focus on Covid-19

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KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane
KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane
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Thousands of people failed to be screened for cervical and breast cancer in past year as South Africa’s healthcare workers focused on the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her budget speech last week, KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane said the pandemic caused fewer people to use state health facilities.

“This has been the case for both health screening and testing, as well as continuous collection of medication and adherence to treatment schedules,” she added.

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