Swift intervention needed at Mahikeng Hospital

Urgent intervention is needed to improve conditions of health care equipment and services at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, says North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

Speaking during his walk-about at the hospital, which is part of the Roma-Nna Setsokotsane 10 by 10 Programme, Premier Mahumapelo acknowledged that an intervention is necessary.

The Premier also applauded staff at the hospital for the passion they have for their work while also pointing out management weaknesses present at the hospital.

Working together with the relevant MEC, we'll come up with an intervention within the next 14 days to improve the situation in the hospital, said Premier Mahumapelo on Tuesday.

I will ensure that from time to time I come to this hospital to see for myself whether the conditions are improving based on the interventions we will come up with, he said.

Premier Mahumapelo joined the MEC for Local Government and Human Settlement, Fenny Gaolaolwe in cleaning certain wards of the hospital and assessed the condition by interacting with patients and workers on the ground.

The provincial government has been rolling out the Roma-Nna Setsokotsane 10 by 10 Campaigns since 2016. The campaign is carried out from the 11th to the 20th of every month.

The campaign aims to create and improve continuous provision and delivery of services to its citizenry, and to promote social cohesion and healthy lifestyles amongst others.

The province is using its public servants to beef up activities in all municipalities by also sending senior managers and members of the executive council to participate and monitor the campaigns.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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