#FShealthCrisis: FS health reacts to depot troubles

The Free State Health Department says they will look into the demands of disgruntled health officials at the provincial medical depot in Bloemfontein.

This comes after officials tried to meet with the management on Tuesday, to discuss their working conditions. Instead, the public order police was called in and workers were accused of staging an illegal strike.

Provincial Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, said in an answer to media questions, employees jumped the gun and did not follow internal procedures.

He said labour relation officers were also called in to address the workers. Officials are however adamant that they were not on strike and are unhappy because they have to work in appalling conditions.

Mvambi says the department is willing to listen to the officials and find a way forward.

Mark Steenbok / OFM News