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Infrastructure upgrade and maintenance of health facilities must be a priority in provinces 

 
It is really sad that the ceiling of the OPD at Donald Fraser Hospital (in Vhembe district, Limpopo) would just fall, as was the case on 14 November. Luckily no one was injured.

DENOSA has long observed that Public Works and departments of Health in many provinces are not coming to the party when it comes to maintaining their infrastructure... roof ceiling must fall on people first before they do what should have been done long ago.

Not long ago, the ceiling at a maternity unit at Tembisa Hospital in JHB just fell on both patients and workers. One can just imagine the health risks that go with that, on both patients and health workers. That the roof or ceiling has to fall first for it to be fixed is a bad modus operandi that must come to an end.

On 24 November, DENOSA shop stewards in Gauteng are meeting with Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure (Public Works), Jacob Mamabolo, regarding these similar risks and many others, which affect workers almost daily in facilities.

 

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