The Western Cape Health Minister Theuns
Botha said that the current pressures at provincial health facilities across
the service platform, not only at hospitals and emergency centres are
Botha said there is always tension between
the escalating demand for services and the available resources.
Shortage of beds is always relative to
demands on the service.
Ministerial Spokesperson Helene Rossouw
said MEC Botha said that the Western Cape health facilities
are under immense pressure and that the facilities were not design for many
patients as they experiencing at the moment and there is a major migration from
other provinces into the Western Cape.
Meanwhile the African Christian Democratic
Party in the Western Cape said the reasons
the hospitals are so under pressure in the province is because of insufficient
ACDP Provincial Leader Ferlon Christians
said the department needs to deal with this urgently. Christians said they believe it is bad
planning and they must provide a budget.
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