The Democratic Alliance is very concerned that medical staff are on strike today at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
Videos have been circulated that show demonstration and burning tyres outside the hospital.
It seems that there is now only a skeleton staff to provide minimum services at this major hospital.
In the past, medical staff usually demonstrated during lunch and tea times, so it is disappointing that patients suffer because of the mass staff absence.
Some other public hospitals are also affected by the public sector strike.
Lives could be lost because of this.
Patients should never have to suffer because of irresponsible industrial action.