Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
4 Jun 2020
7:00 am

Private healthcare seems to be ailing, too

Eric Naki

The sector has been exposed – they’re not better than the public sector, as they claim to be.

Picture for illustration. Life Healthcare St Mary's Hospital, Mthatha. Picture: lifehealthcare.co.za

Covid-19 has revealed the glaring deficiences in our entire healthcare system – that it is unreliable. Strange things happen, too. Both the private and public health sectors are not only overstretched in terms of demand for their resources, but they are going through a tough test about whether they are able to deliver the goods. We are seeing the public sector doing a more commendable job compared to the drama queens of our private healthcare providers in handling the pandemic. The cases of Life Healthcare Group facilities in the Eastern Cape are a cause for concern. The number of Covid-19...