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Health om­buds­man to probe deaths

- PA­TIENTS Genevieve Quin­tal Industries · South Africa News · Pharmaceutical Industry · Medicine · Society · Incidents · Public Health · Aaron Motsoaledi

Health Min­is­ter Aaron Mot­soaledi has asked the health om­buds­man to probe claims that 36 psy­chi­atric pa­tients in Gaut­eng died af­ter be­ing trans­ferred from Life Esidi­meni ear­lier this year. The pa­tients died af­ter Gaut­eng’s health depart­ment trans­ferred them to the care of NGOs af­ter ter­mi­nat­ing its con­tract with Life Esidi­meni. The na­tional Depart­ment of Health said the de­ci­sion to ap­proach the om­buds­man was taken af­ter a meet­ing with Gaut­eng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu on Wed­nes­day.

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