The DA is concerned about Gauteng’s readiness to deal with a fifth Covid-19 wave.
The province has over 11,000 active cases and that number is expected to rise.
The party says staff and equipment remain a concern.
“I am really concerned about top leadership because this department has been without a head of department for 18 months,” the DA’s Jack Bloom said.
“Only yesterday [Monday], the announcement of the new head of department [was made]. The new person is coming in and facing a potential crisis. There hasn’t been a permanent appointment of a chief financial officer either and there’s other senior posts in which there are acting personnel as well.
“That is not a good sign for this department which is notorious for scandals over the years.”
Bloom says many hospital in Gauteng are understaffed and underequipped.