MEDIA STATEMENT
To:
Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Sunday, 21 August 2022


Health Ministry wishes SAMA Chairperson speedy recovery


Pretoria
: The ministry of health would like to wish the Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa speedy recovery following an incident in which he was attacked while driving home from King Shaka International Airport over the weekend.

The Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited Dr Mzukwa in hospital in Durban on Sunday where he is recovering well from multiple stab wounds. “I was very heartened to find him on his recovery bed and commended him for his heroic action of driving himself while bleeding and in pains to the nearest hospital to save his life, because had he waited a bit longer, his condition could have deteriorated.

We would also like to thank the emergency medical services, nursing staff and police for swift response”, said Dr Dhlomo.

The Department, working with provinces, are working hard to ensure the shortest response time by Emergency Medical Services personnel through capacity and resource allocation.


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