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Cancer patients and activists march to demand allocation of treatment funds in Gauteng

# Cancer patients and activists will today march to the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg. The group is demanding the utilisation of the allocated 784-million-rand for cancer treatment to address a backlog affecting over three-thousand patients. Despite funding availability since March 2023, patients continue to suffer, some passing away while waiting. Urgent action is sought, including outsourcing services and updating on tender progress. The crisis, ongoing since 2020, highlights severe equipment and staff shortages, particularly at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.