Government will not pay private hospitals
8 September 2010
The public service strike which was suspended this week, took an enormous toll on public services especially hospitals.
Doctors from the public hospitals were used to treat patients that had been moved to private facilities.
Gauteng Health MEC Dorothy Mahlangu said “The state will not pay private hospitals for their help during the recent public service strike”.
She went on to say that the only thing the government would pay for would be drips, cotton wool and other consumables.
The South African government will not pay private hospitals for the assistants during the strike.