Dr Gwen Ramokgopa: 'We must learn from our past mistakes' #CharlotteMaxeke

Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Gwen Ramokgopa says because of strained financial resources there was no money to pay bonuses or 2016-2017.

She says they are aware of the situation at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and are working tirelessly to resolve it.

This comes after Nehawu cancelled its planned Wednesday strike to protest unpaid overtime worked.

READ: Strike at Charlotte Maxeke hospital postponed, services back running

We are looking at ways and means of resolving the matter. There is no reason whatsoever to put the lives of others in danger. It may be even their relatives, neighbors...We need to act in a humane manner. Even the animal kingdom does look after their young so that they can survive.

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, Gauteng MEC for health

ALSO READ: DA: Trashing of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital 'a health hazard' as strike looms

We also, as Africans, are known for ubuntu which was, unfortunately, lacking in the Esidimeni tragedy. So we should learn from some of the past difficulties that we have heard.

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, Gauteng MEC for health

Dr Ramokgopa says they have initiated investigations into the vandalism that took place last week. She says if any of their workers were involved, due processes will be followed.

Listen to the measures the department of putting in place to avert the strike.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Dr Gwen Ramokgopa: 'We must learn from our past mistakes' #CharlotteMaxeke


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