DRUM - - Ed's Note -

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

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