Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Health Spokesman
I am concerned by the finding by the Stop Stockouts Campaign that about 20% of Gauteng health facilities were short of HIV and TB medicines in the past three months.
The shortage was even higher in Johannesburg and Ekhuruleni with roughly a quarter of health facilities reporting shortages.
This shows that the Gauteng Health Department is still failing to distribute key medicines reliably despite claims of a successful turn-around.
The health implications are dire as resistance builds up if these medicines are not taken regularly.
It is shameful that the richest province is on a par with the Eastern Cape in this matter.
We surely can and should do better in Gauteng.