UDM calls for McCord rescue – statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 19 September 2013

The news that a prominent hospital in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will be closing its doors soon is very saddening news.

The McCord Hospital has an excellent track of sterling service, and has a pivot role to play in the fight against the HIV/AID epidemic and related diseases, due to its strategic location.
KZN can ill afford to lose such a credited health facility, which is still so relevant to the health of our nation.

The closure will also result in workers losing their jobs, with many of them having  special skills and expertise, thus making it even more challenging for them to find employment, and on the flip side of that coin, making the loss of their services an incredible blow to the communities they serve. It will be worse to those who are just general workers. They are all breadwinners.

The UDM makes a clarion call to the board of McCord Hospital and the KZN government to make an eleventh hour rescue in service of the people.