HEALTH BUDGET CRISIS DEEPENS

THE provincial Department of Health is running out of funds just three months into the new financial year – and experts warn that unless drastic measures are taken, public healthcare will be plunged into even deeper crisis.

Opposition parties and stakeholders said the national department and Treasury had to take over the department to save the lives of people, with DA health spokesperson Pine Pienaar saying: “We have made calls to Parliament to have the national department take over.”  Read the full story in the Daily Dispatch.