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Cause for Celebration as R2m Surgery Separates Conjoined Twins

WB Maphanga

The ANC will ensure that South Africans have access to comprehensive quality health services irrespective of their socio-economic status. This is given credence in the successful R2-million abdominal operation on conjoined twins at George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa 20 days ago. We believe that this is cause for celebration as the successful operation showed that public sector medicine is advanced and has skilled personnel to undertake such complex operations.

It would have been difficult for the family concerned to afford the operation, estimated at R2 million if it was undertaken at a private hospital which would have costed the family R2 million- money they would not have been able to pay.

The ANC is therefore proud of what the George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa has achieved and their intention to give their best despite all the challenges they are faced with.

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