Under this mortifying and morbid circumstances that characterise the department of Health in Gauteng why has Section 100(b) not been applied to this department since the Provincial government has failed to address issues of Social Justice in Health care.
One should also indicate that the negligence of the sickly and abuse of public resources is not new in The Gauteng department of Health remember Brian Hlongwa and Gcedani Mahlangu?
Our hospitals in particular here in Gauteng are in a state of paralysis and institutions of fear and death and it is the black majority, who mainly vote for the ANC who are feeling this harsh reality.
For instance the community of Mamelodi is hell scared of Mamelodi hospital, while in the west of Pretoria the community of Atteridgeville pray for the safe return of patients at kalafong hospital. The same is in the north of the capital city where George Mukhari hospital is renowned for operating on the wrong side. The less said about Baragwanath hospital were patients are pumped with morphine and send home to die or Jabulani hospital(“Slaughter House”).
Just a few weeks ago in Hammanskraal Jubilee hospital they had no water or proper sanitation for days on end and patients and staff members had to live through this horror.
On the 13th of May 2018 Sunday Times published a story by Katherine Child which horridly outlined how Cancer patients in Gauteng public hospital are dying like animals whilst waiting for radiation treatment, whilst at Charlotte Maxeke hospital cancer patients are send home to die due to malfunctioning or unavailable cancer equipment.
Amidst this barbarity there is also a back lock of more than 800 cancer patients waiting for radiation.
Then the was Esidimeni where hundreds of mentally ill patients were slaughtered, in an award deserving maneurvue, relatives of the deceased patients were paid Millions, no criminal investigation was done to investigate how patients could just die in such a peculiar manner, politicians paid their way out of this genocide and today ANC members in Gauteng want to reward both Qedani Mahlangu and David Makhura with leadership positions in the Province.
Surely Black Lives Don’t really Matter Well Except When Conniving for their Votes
This are but a few of the horror stories of public health in Gauteng and to understand how this is a deliberate mutiny against the poor and working class one should understand this in context to the Millions if not billions that is spend by the Provincial and National government to subsidise medical aids(Gems) of public servants in public hospitals.
It is the destitute who must be confronted with the most undignified services whilst those who administer health services, politicians like David Makhura and Aaron Motsoaledi can utilise private health care at any given movement.
Whilst it is the poor who vote the ANC who are subjected to this monstrosity it is pharmaceutical companies and private health care institutions who are substantively benefiting from this travesty and how will this ever end when it is the ANC politically connected such as Joel Netshitenze who have shares in private hospitals like Life and Life Esidimeni which have been posited as alternatives to the “failing” public hospitals who are benefiting from this game of politics.