Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Department of Health says it has been inundated with media queries to weigh in on the current debate prompted by MEC for health Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, in a video recorded in Bela Bela hospital.
In a video, MEC Ramathuba is heard saying Zimbabweans are placing strain on the province’s healthcare system
The department said although it doesn’t have the full context of the video conversation between the MEC and the patient, which makes it difficult to make a conclusion, “we acknowledge that the public is struggling in some areas to meet the health care need of the citizens and reduce backlogs due to the high number of undocumented migrants from neighbouring countries seeking health care services.”
National Health Spokesperson Foster Mohale added that Limpopo is one of the affected provinces and despite these challenges, healthcare workers continue to maintain high moral obligation and standards in their work.
Mohale further said the department will continue to work with affected provinces to find a long-lasting solution to issues of this nature.