Access to health denied to DA supporters

Basil Alexander MPL

Free State Provincial Legislature

The situation at the Metsimaholo Clinic is getting out of hand.

I have written to HOD, Dr D Motau, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss serious problems at the clinic that extend to negligence in medical treatment, medical treatment used to serve political agendas and dismissal and hiring of medical staff based on political affiliation.

Last week Wednesday Mr Motsamai Hlahane was refused treatment at the clinic after he was bitten by a pig. It is alleged that sister Mofokeng acted unethically, refusing him treatment for wearing a DA t-shirt.

There are various other concerns surrounding sister Mofokeng’s conduct and suitability to practise medicine. It is alleged that she has been dismissed from her previous employment for drinking alcohol while on duty, unethical behaviour towards patients and theft of ARVs.

In another instance Ms Alina Mabizela, a caregiver at the clinic, was dismissed because she is a DA supporter.

We cannot allow political interference within the civil service. The civil service is a noble call intended to serve the entire population of South Africa without prejudice and discrimination based on race, gender and political affiliation amongst others.

Urgent action must be taken immediately. An investigation must be launched into these concerns and action must be taken against individuals found to be guilty.