Three working days to clear JHB mortuary backlog

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has given health workers three working days to clear the backlog at Johannesburg mortuaries affected by the strike in the province.

State mortuaries in the province are now fully operational, after the National Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the department reached an agreement last week.

In June, Forensic pathology assistants affiliated with union Nehawu refused to conduct post-mortems and demanding compensation similar to pathologists.

The strike has come to an end and Ramokgopa says mortuaries in Germiston and Diepkloof are less affected by the severe backlog, reports EWN's Masego Rahlaga.

The backlog is mostly in the Tshwane district and in other part of the province, expect in Johannesburg.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

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