Gauteng MEC’s visit allows Vosloorus hospital staff to air grievances

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Gauteng MEC of Health Gwen Ramokgopa has visited the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital in Vosloorus giving the staff the chance to air their grievances that have recently made headlines, reports The Times. Her department was forced to divert all ambulances to other hospitals in the area after a strike by security guards turned ugly last week‚ creating an unsafe working environment.

While Ramakgopa seemed pleased with the restored security at the hospital‚ the staff still had some serious internal problems they raised with the MEC.

The report says this was Ramakgopa’s third visit at the troubled hospital in 10 days. She has instructed management to have multilateral meetings to address some of the problems in procurement‚ staffing and other issues raised by civil society to the department.

Despite the challenges Ramakgopa said: “I’m happy that the services are back to normal.”

The Times report

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