Mpumalanga holds first people’s health assembly

Nurse Hlophe says she waited more than six hours for an ambulance when she went into labour. Her mother delivered the baby at home.Mpumalanga recently welcomed its first provincial People’s Health Assembly as the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and others continue to bemoan staff shortages. Nurse Hlophe says she waited more than six hours for an ambulance when she went into labour. Her mother delivered the baby at home. Sfiso Nkala is a community organiser for the public interest law organisation Section27. According to Nkala, health service delivery in the area is being compromised by poor facility management and unfilled critical posts.Organised by TAC, the assembly brought together Ermelo community members, activists and provincial department of health representatives. Among the concerns voiced by activists was the continued staff shortages faced by some facilities…more

 

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