Nursing union, DENOSA has called on President Cyril
Ramaphosa to ditch Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi after the May elections,
according to a report in The Star this morning.

Speaking at the national DENOSA conference in Durban, the
union’s president, Simon Hlungwani said the health system had collapsed under
Motsoaledi’s watch and that the Minister had failed to prepare the country for
the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

According to Hlungwani, the Minister has reached the
pinnacle of his career, and there is nothing more he can offer the Department
of Health. Hlungwani also accused KZN health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo of not
sharing information with health employees and the public about the extent of
oncology problems in the province. He said Denosa is calling for an
investigation on how many people died during that saga of not having cancer
treatment, because some doctors are saying there were 460 deaths.

Motsoaledi’s spokesperson, Popo Maja, said allegations that
the Minister had collapsed the health system were “outrageous”. He said there
is nothing to support that, adding that the Minister “has been the champion of
the NHI”.

Source: The Star