Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 07-07-2018
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says health facilities at the Lenasia South Community Health Centre is proof the government does not have a sound plan to provide poor South Africans with quality healthcare.
The party’s shadow Minister of Health Patricia Kopane and shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom visited the Lenasia South Community Health Centre on Friday.
The facility only scored a meagre 48% in the Office of Health Standards and Compliance’s (OHSC) Annual Inspection Report for 2016/17.
The report, which focuses on patient rights and safety; leadership and governance; operational management and facilities and infrastructure, identified the health centre as one of the worst performing health facilities in Gauteng.
However, this figure was disputed by the Centre’s management who stated that the facility received an overall performance score of 66% from the Gauteng Department of Health.
The DA Patricia Kopane says it will notify the OHSC to request that these discrepancies are investigated.
“The challenges at the Lenasia South Community Health Centre is a direct result of the ANC’s failures to provide our people with quality, dignified public healthcare. Poor, sick and vulnerable South Africans are subjected to demeaning healthcare services on a daily basis.”
Community members present at the oversight inspection complained about staff attitudes, filing issues, long waiting hours and misdiagnosis of illnesses.