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Gauteng health crisis — MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi downplays critical issues plaguing provincial clinics and hospitals

Gauteng health crisis — MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi downplays critical issues plaguing provincial clinics and hospitals
Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi says that healthcare facilities in the province are experiencing “pressures” rather than “crises”. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)

Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi describes the problems facing the Gauteng public health system as “pressures” and not a “crisis”. Part seven in our video series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis.

Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi describes the problems facing the Gauteng public health system as “pressures” and not a “crisis”. She blames this pressure on the high number of foreign nationals using the system and on Covid.

Above is a shortened, edited version of the interview (thumbnail photo courtesy of The Citizen).

Below is the full unedited interview (thumbnail photo from gov.za).

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First published by GroundUp.

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