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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will on Friday be meeting with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the oncology crisis in the province. According to a statement issued by Mchunu’s spokesperson‚ Ndabezinhle Sibiya‚ on Thursday‚ the meeting will also consider the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report into the oncology crisis and state of healthcare services in KwaZulu-Natal. The report found that both provincial and national departments acted unlawfully and failed to take reasonable measures to progressively realise the right to have access to healthcare services in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Mchunu on Thursday also briefed the provincial legislature about developments in the department of health’s oncology unit. "Regarding the issues raised around the oncology department‚ I wish to report that I and the national minister Motsoaledi will be having a meeting with all relevant stakeholders tomorrow [Friday]‚" said Mchunu. He s...

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