No clean linen, No Bara Ops

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Health Spokesman

More than 30 operations were cancelled last week at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital because of a shortage of sterilised linen.

Patients are once again the victims of a broken machine at this hospital.

More than 4000 patients are on the hospital’s waiting list for surgery, but it continues to grow because of frequent equipment and power failures.

There is a whole ward of patients whose operations have been repeatedly deferred for weeks on end.

Air-conditioners and generators have failed, and now it’s the sterilising machines.

How much longer will this incompetence continue?

Drastic action is needed to solve this hospital’s maintenance woes.