Themba Hospital workers demand a security risk assessment

Capricorn FM News reports that healthcare workers at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni say they will return to work after a security risk assessment is completed at the hospital. Health services at the hospital were interrupted last week after health workers were allegedly assaulted by members of a business forum that is questioning tender processes at that hospital. Operations at the hospital have been halted and critical patients have been moved to other facilities until security measures are fully beefed up.

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane met with union members on Monday, after a meeting with the hospital board, and has given the assurance that security cameras are working and biometric access is being improved at the hospital. National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union deputy secretary in Mpumalanga, Gift Maseko is satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. Mtshweni-Tsipane says they will share the risk assessment report with the unions on Wednesday and she is confident that operations at the hospital will be back in full swing before the end of this week.

by Modikwa Makgoba

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