DA welcomes delivery of ventilator to Stanger Hospital newborn ICU

Dr Imran Keeka, MPL

DA KZN Spokesperson on Health

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the delivery of a new ventilator to the newborn ICU at Stanger Hospital.  This unit now has two ventilators. Whether this is sufficient will need to be looked into.

This past week, the Mantoux test for TB is still out of stock.  This remains a concern.

Whilst an alternative to this test is going to be made available, the department must focus on ensuring that the Mantoux test – an advanced form of diagnosis – is swiftly delivered.

The DA still has misgivings over commitments to fix the hospital’s CT scanner.  The mixed response from the department to the questions we have raised is regrettable and brings into question the manner in which this department is being run.