Oncologist Dr Devan Moodley says it is difficult to determine how Gauteng has developed a cancer treatment crisis. He says it is, however, clear that there have been resources that have not been managed adequately.
It is always a problem in managing resources. Unfortunately, the state sector is an entity of its own and how things are managed there are purely at a provincial and government control level. So, they are the ones that can determine how quickly this bus turns.— Dr Devan Moodley
Dr Moodley says it is unfortunate that doctors who work in the public sector can only complain to a certain extent about not being able to do their jobs efficiently and adequately. He says he believes that the crisis is more of an administrative issue than an actual issue of patients getting care.
Listen to Dr Devan Moodley explaining how the delay of cancer treatment can affect the patients.