Warn­ings ig­nored

Pretoria News - - NEWS -

AN ex­pert wit­ness told the Life Esidimeni ar­bi­tra­tion hear­ing yes­ter­day that the Gaut­eng De­part­ment of Health ig­nored pro­fes­sional ad­vice cau­tion­ing against the rushed trans­fer of men­tally ill pa­tients.

Spe­cial­ist psy­chi­a­trist Dr Mavuso Talatala, pres­i­dent of the South African So­ci­ety of Psy­chi­a­trists at the time of the trans­fers, said he wrote two let­ters and twice took the Gaut­eng De­part­ment of Health to court over the mat­ter.

He said he even had meet­ings with of­fi­cials from the de­part­ment, but they ig­nored his warn­ings. – ANA

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