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At least 1 117 out of 17 940 bodies in Gauteng's 10 forensic pathology mortuaries were unidentified in the 2018/2019 financial year, says the DA's Jack Bloem.
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.
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.
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 are still unaccounted for, two years after mentally ill people were moved to ill-equipped NGOs and state facilities.
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.
The R47m cost for the Esidimeni arbitration hearings is justified as part of a process of closure for affected families, the Gauteng government says.
Five of the more than 60 former Life Esidimeni patients who were classified as missing during the arbitration hearings have been found.
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 is in a dire state due to unsuitable infrastructure and a shortage of psychiatric wards, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.
Non-emergency surgery for eight patients at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg was rescheduled due to a shortage of medical supplies at the hospital, according to spokesperson for the Gauteng health MEC, Kwara Kekana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mental health review board has been suspended pending an investigation of its fitness to hold office, Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says.
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