Agb Voorsitter, dit was nogal ontstellend om te verneem dat die Departement van Gesondheid met 'n begrag van R1 miljard onderspandeer het.
It is not surprising that our state hospitals and clinics are in such a terrible condition. The Auditor-General reported to the committee that hospitals in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State don't make use of
their medical equipments which were bought for an amount of R13,2 million since 2015.
Words like infrastructure or deficiencies, lack of secured and controlled access to all filing and storage areas, lack of sufficient infrastructure, lack of implementation, lack of ongoing maintenance, lack of approved maintenance plan and sufficient training, lack of medicine, and lack of overall service delivery.
Die gevalle wat die afgelope tyd deur die publiek aangemeld is oor wat by staatshospitale aan die gang is, is skrikwekkend en skokkend.
A two-year-old girl passed away because she had to wait up to nine hours to be admitted at the Tshwane District Hospital. Old people are tied with chains to chairs at the Mamelodi Hospital. A patient with a blood clot through his heart had to wait up to seventeen hours to be admitted at the Tshwane District Hospital.
Around 3 800 died in Gauteng hospitals in 2018-19 financial year due to medical negligence as reported by the MEC for Health in Gauteng. My question is: Are there any of the ANC members here who are willing to be admitted to a state hospital? If not so, why do you want the South African public to go and be admitted at a state hospital if you aren't willing to be treated there yourselves? What is happening at state hospitals in South Africa is an absolute disgrace.
If this government is under the impression that the NHI is going to fix all of these problems, then it needs to think very hard again. Play time is over. The FFPlus doesn't support the report. Thank you. [Applause.]