Dept to pay nearly R7m to disabled boy

2011-05-30 22:07

Johannesburg - R6.7m will be paid to a Mamelodi boy who was left with brain damage following birth complications in 2004, the Gauteng health department said on Monday.

"In April this year, at the Pretoria High Court, the department and the child's legal representatives agreed on the settlement of R6.7 million," said spokesperson Simon Zwane.

He said it was also agreed that a curator would manage the money on the child's behalf.

The 7year-old boy was born at Pretoria West Hospital in March 2004 and was left severely brain damaged and a quadriplegic.

"The department hopes that the payment will assist the family to take care of the medical and other needs of the child," Zwane said.

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