Clinics in Daveyton have no medication for patients!

This follows reports that some clinincs in the area are not short but have no medicine, vaccine and antiretroviral treatment.

This is a gross human right violation, especially since this being Human Rights Month.

And the Inkatha Freedom Party in Gauteng (IFP-GP) is aggrieved by such findings.

“The IFP-GP fails to understand how the people of Daveyton could be deprived of their absolute right to receive health care, while the Gauteng Department of Health boosts that everything is fine as far as treatment stock-up is concerned in Gauteng,” asked the IFP Caucus Leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) Bonginkosi Dhlamini.

According to further and disturbing reports, in 2012 ARVs shortages came to light in Daveyton, resulting in patients not receiving their medication.

Dhlamini went further to note that:”As we celebrate Human Right Months, the IFP-GP is not uninformed of the provision in the Constitution that clearly states that, ‘Everyone has a right to have access to health services’. But this it seems the government of Gauteng fails to consider and the shortage in the supply of ARVs is a mere indication of violating this right.”

“Given the danger to patients’ health, we call upon the Gauteng Department of Health to swiftly resolve the shortages. These deplorable shortages have become far too common in our province.

It is high time that the MEC of Health commission an investigation to find the causes of these shortages and prevent them from ever taking place,” says Dhlamini.

Unhappy community members we spoke to, said this unacceptable and would lodge a formal complaint with relevant departments.

At the time of publishing, MEC for Health in Gauteng Hope Papo’s spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

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