�We did not lose 11 patients in a week�

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Selebi-Phikwe Government Hospital has dismissed reports that it registered 11 deaths last week as a result of unavailability of drugs and poor staffing.

The claims first emerged during an Umbrella for Democratic Change’s political rally on Sunday and quickly spread within the mining town, causing panic among residents.

However, the hospital’s public relations officer, Onalethata Nkwe, told Mmegi publication that the Hospital did not have 11 deaths as reported at the rally, adding that drug availability is actually very high.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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