Health crisis looms in the North West

Health crisis looms in the North West

At the centre of the crisis is the relationship breakdown between the province’s political leadership and members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), whose go-slow at the provincial medicines depot has stopped drugs leaving or entering the facility. Nehawu says the protest action will continue until their demands, including better wages and Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s resignation, are met.

Efforts under way may supply drugs directly to drug-starved facilities within the next week.

RHAP’s Russell Rensburg has more on this crisis.

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