Mpuma hospital hit by strike: DA

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Workers at the Bernice Samuel Hospital in Delmas, Mpumalanga, have gone on strike because of unpaid overtime, the DA claimed on Tuesday.

It was critical for the hospital to resume its usual operations as soon as possible, provincial Democratic Alliance chief whip James Masango said in a statement.

The provincial health department was not immediately able to comment on the matter or verify that workers were striking. Hospital management could not immediately be reached for comment.

“The unnecessary and uncalled-for strike action has forced hospital management to only admit and treat emergency cases, while all general admissions (and) out-patients... have been (turned) away,” Masango said. - Sapa


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