As South Africa plummets towards a potential shift to stage eight load shedding, healthcare organisations warn of the drastic effects of rolling power cuts on an already crippled healthcare system, writes Medical Brief.

They say if the number of state hospital exempt from load shedding does not increase from the current 18%, the healthcare system could totally collapse.

In a BizNews report, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, acting chairperson of SA Medical Association, (Sama) accused Health Minister Dr Joe Paahla of tardiness in tackling the hospital load shedding crisis.

“At this point you should be telling us what’s already done, sharing your plan – not being futuristic about something so crucial.”…more

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