Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says they’re looking at expediting the process of regulating access to healthcare, especially in situations that are not urgent. Phaahla has conceded that the current regulatory environment is weak.
He has been speaking at the Kalafong Tertiary Hospital where Operation Dudula has been picketing for weeks now over the influx of undocumented foreign nationals in healthcare facilities.
A scuffle between Dudula and EFF members broke out earlier. Police fired rubber bullets at EFF members who are against the picket. Phaahla says they’ll be starting the process of accepting proposals from health officials.
“We’re waiting for our HODs to bring us proposals, firstly in terms of the tent of pressure in the system and the options from an administrative point of view. What are the options? Once we can look at that throughout national health council which is the minister, deputy minister and MECs, we can …