Western Cape Minister of Health Nomafrench Mbombo says gang related violence is putting pressure…

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Western Cape Minister of Health Nomafrench Mbombo says gang related violence is putting pressure…

Western Cape Minister of Health Nomafrench Mbombo says gang related violence is putting pressure on the health budget and government resources. She addressed the media on the signing of the Presidential Health Compact to strengthen the health system at the provincial legislature in Cape Town. Mbombo says treating a gunshot wounds could cost up to 25- thousand rand per patient. She says this does not include the length of stay in hospital and related medical intervention costs. Mbombo says gang related violence is also responsible for backlogs on post mortems at mortuaries. She also says the provincial budget has been reduced by nine billion rand over the past three years. Mbombo says this is impacting negatively on the provision of health services.





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