The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHMSA) has withdrawn its membership from the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) health subcommittee.

This comes after the union did not condemn violent protests at hospitals in North West in early May and at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital this week.

“Reports state that patients have been threatened‚ chased from the pharmacy‚ and locked in the basement. Surgical operations have been cancelled [at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital]‚” said the PHMSA. …..more