The government wants to set up a National Health Program so that the entire population of South Africa can access free medical care. However, reality speaks volumes.
After an unsuccessful term as Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi was “redeployed” to another sector of the cabinet.
Under his rule, 143 patients died in institutions and hospitals such as Tygerberg, Baragwanath, Steve Biko, Far East Rand, RK Khan and Bongani, to name but a few.
This is the opinion of an informed observer in Pretoria, adding that the hospitals’ conditions are critical and describe them as “death institutions.
Doctors leave state hospitals because of poor control and questionable management. Nurses go to work in Eastern countries or in Europe.
Reports are now emerging that there is no money to hire nurses in Limpopo and 400 nurses are without permanent appointments in the province.
He says commission is on commission to investigate theft and corruption, but no one is being held accountable for ending the chaos in hospitals.
It is therefore not strange that there is an exodus of professionals from the country.
Johannes Wessels, director of The Enterprise Observatory SA, reports that for every professional immigrant entering SA there are eight emigrants. Estimates range from 900,000 to 2.7 million South Africans currently working overseas. We will ever be able to reverse the exodus.
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