When you walk into a clinic in the
The state’s threat to terminate even these precarious positions show that their priority is not the health of the people but the health of the bank balances of the private sector. This is because a collapsed health care system and the desperation of the families of the sickly, drive the masses to seek help at private clinics. How many of the dying have been turned away from the private hospitals and clinics, or could not even reach there?
The state, through the DG of health in the
Now we can see what the new NHI (National Health Insurance) is all about: Those without medical Aid (which is most workers), will now face a new 10% tax so that they can go to a collapsed public clinic and be assisted by an untrained casual. Obviously the worker will go to a private clinic (well, for at least a day, until their credit runs out and they are still evicted from the money-hungry profiteers).
The state has bailed out the brutal and corrupt Swazi regime with R2bn, the state is committed to bail out the European banks (via the IMF, International Monetary Fund), with a further R1bn, and now the state is bailing out the private health sector parasites by a new tax of 10% on the poorest paid workers- billions will be collected by this scheme and find their way into the bank accounts of the rich. We can only wonder which BEEE is gaining from such a bailout of the private sector, which already collects over 70% of all funds spent on health. The deliberate collapse of the public health ‘service’ is enough to make one sick!
Down with the NHI- forward to a nationalised health sector, under workers control!
Permanent status for all caregivers
Adequate training for the all caregivers
Increases in stipend to be on par with permanent health care workers and staff- equal pay for equal work
Provision of nursing services
The caregivers march on the 14th November 2011 to the office
of the Director General of Health of the
The caregivers have further raised the demand that if their grievances are not addressed within 7 days, they will take the matter into the community and embark on a broader mass action campaign.
Further updates: From caregivers representative:
Bulelwa Faltein ph 0842798901