PROVINCIAL HEALTH HAS GONE BUST

THE provincial Health Department has gone bust with debts of R1.8 billion, and cannot pay creditors or nursing staff their special payments until the new financial year.

DA health spokesperson Pine Pienaar said t he DA warned in December that the department would run out of funds due to un- mandated payments of some R800 million in backpay to provincial employees and R250m in OSD payments. “This ongoing mismanagement will cripple health services in the province,” he said.  Read the full story in the Daily Dispatch.