ARTICLES RELATING TO JACK BLOOM

Gauteng intern doctors to be paid by Monday

2019-02-08 16:28

The Gauteng Department of Health says it will pay medical interns on Monday – the last batch to be paid after the department failed to pay interns on time.

Joburg building fire: DA to present motion calling for resignations of MECs

2018-10-30 10:23

Almost two months after the tragic fire at the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg, the DA will present a motion calling for Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo and Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa to resign.

DA lays criminal charges against Gauteng MECs over Joburg buiding fire

2018-09-18 16:28

The DA has laid charges of culpable homicide against three Gauteng MECs and heads of four provincial government departments for their "negligence" that led to the deaths of three firefighters in a fire in the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg.

More than 20 Life Esidimeni patients still unaccounted for

2018-05-27 11:56

More than 20 Life Esidimeni patients are still unaccounted for, two years after mentally ill people were moved to ill-equipped NGOs and state facilities.

Life Esidimeni post-mortem reports still outstanding

2018-04-09 13:11

The DA says it is disappointing that some post-mortem reports in the Life Esidimeni tragedy have still not been completed and that missing hospital records are delaying the police investigation.

R47m cost of Esidimeni hearings justified, says Gauteng government

2018-03-18 17:14

The R47m cost for the Esidimeni arbitration hearings is justified as part of a process of closure for affected families, the Gauteng government says.

5 missing Life Esidimeni patients found

2018-02-13 12:02

Five of the more than 60 former Life Esidimeni patients who were classified as missing during the arbitration hearings have been found.

No funds to train 700 Gauteng nurses

2018-01-16 15:27

Poor planning and the ongoing health budget crisis will see 700 nurses unable to start their first year of nursing training, says DA Gauteng health spokesperson Jack Bloom.

Psychiatric care in Gauteng in a dire state - Bloom

2017-08-17 20:14

Psychiatric care in Gauteng is in a dire state due to unsuitable infrastructure and a shortage of psychiatric wards, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng health dept confirms another death

2017-02-15 15:12

Moments after the Health Ombudsman announced that the death toll in the Life Esidimeni tragedy had risen above 100, the Gauteng health department has confirmed that another patient has died this week.

 

Ramokgopa appeals for help to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-06 16:06

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has asked the public for help in assisting a team from the police and her department to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients.

More than 100 jobs-for-cash cases at Soweto hospital - Jack Bloom

2018-10-24 17:49

The DA's Jack Bloom says it is concerning that most of the officials implicated in jobs-for-cash cases at Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Soweto, are still at work.

Gauteng premier must instruct Qedani Mahlangu to pay Life Esidimeni families from her own pocket - DA

2018-07-17 17:12

The DA has sent letters to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa, demanding that those implicated in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, including former MEC Qedani Mahlangu, pay a share of the arbitration awarded to the relatives of the deceased.

Broken cancer machines could cause treatment delays at Johannesburg hospital

2018-04-11 13:15

Concerns have been raised that the breakdown of machines used in radiotherapy to treat cancer and tumours at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital may delay the treatment of cancer patients.

Makhura faces 2nd motion of no confidence over Life Esidimeni

2018-03-22 13:32

The DA has filed a notice of intent to bring a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura and his entire cabinet over the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

8 more missing Life Esidimeni patients found

2018-02-20 17:23

Police have found eight more former patients from Life Esidimeni who were listed as missing by the Gauteng health department, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

Life Esidimeni death toll may be higher – DA's Jack Bloom raises alarm on missing patients

2018-01-29 17:05

DA Gauteng spokesperson for health Jack Bloom says the biggest tragedy in the case of the 62 psychiatric patients missing following a doomed project to transfer them to various NGOs is that they may be dead.

Half a million young people treated for STIs over two years in Gauteng

2017-09-06 21:29

The number of sexually transmitted infections in Gauteng has increased by half a million over the last two years among young people, according to DA’s Jack Bloom.

Gauteng mental health board suspended

2017-06-27 17:46

The mental health review board has been suspended pending an investigation of its fitness to hold office, Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says.

Makhura never saw Esidimeni warning letter - official

2017-02-12 13:48

Gauteng Premier David Makhura did not personally see a letter warning against the move of patients from Life Esidimeni's Waverley Care Centre, the provincial government says.

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