We often read about people who queue for hours and sometimes days at public hospitals and clinics waiting for healthcare services – only to be denied these services.
When I was at Diepsloot Clinic I was surprised to see how ladies who come for contraception get more attention than patients who are seriously sick and in a bad condition. It broke my heart when some were told to go home and come back the following day as there wasn’t adequate equipment to assist them.
It pains me that people with life-threatening illnesses are not taken seriously. WINNY SHOKANE, DIEPSLOOT