[gauteng] - Yusuf Dadoo doctors clean and cook for patients after workers down tools

  |   Sowetonews / Vereenigingnews / Johannesburgnews

Doctors and a few nurses at Yusuf Dadoo Hospital had to scramble to cook, feed and clean for patients as workers downed tools.

Since Monday, ambulances arriving at the hospital carrying patients had to be diverted to Leratong Hospital as it could not admit anyone.

Some patients who had been admitted at Yusuf Dadoo were also transferred to Leratong as the facility could not cope.

According to Simphiwe Gada, Gauteng chairperson of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa), the closure of the hospital canteen without notice, the hiring of foreign doctors over local ones, money that was allegedly stolen at the Human Resources office and staff shortages were some of the reason that led to the protest....

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