KwaZulu-Natal health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has given his department a clean bill of health and has rejected reports that the province’s antiretroviral (ARV) campaign is not on track.
Dhlomo was responding to media reports that patients living with HIV and AIDS were being turned away from state hospitals and clinics.
“All our facilities have adequate stocks of medication, nutritional support packs and we have not had an instance of running out of stock,” he said.
He argued that there could be no shortages of ARVs at clinics because the department does not keep them there.
Meanwhile, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) maintains that the ARV roll-out in the province is facing huge challenges.
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