Tuesday 28 May

OPEN LETTER | R784 million goes unspent as cancer patients continue to die

On 9 March 2023, Gauteng Treasury ringfenced R784 million for the outsourcing of radiation oncology services – yet a full year later and no service provider has been appointed while over 3 000 cancer patients wait for treatment. The Gauteng Department of Health has failed in fulfilling its obligations to these patients and urgent action is needed, argue SECTION27, Cancer Alliance and TAC activists.