Gauteng health dept has paid R790 000 to 13 suspended employees - DA

2020-03-15 15:20

The Gauteng Department of Health has allegedly paid R790 000 to 13 suspended employees undergoing a disciplinary hearing, according to the DA's Jack Bloom.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has lowest staff attendance among Gauteng's largest hospitals - DA

2020-02-02 18:27

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has the lowest staff attendance of the seven largest hospitals in Gauteng, recorded at 72% last year, says DA spokesperson on health in the province, Jack Bloom.

More than 1 100 unidentified bodies in Gauteng mortuaries in 2018/19 financial year - DA's Jack Bloom

2019-09-29 21:31

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.

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.


8 Life Esidimeni patients still missing after 4 years, Gauteng legislature hears

2020-03-11 22:49

This despite efforts by the Gauteng Health Department to locate them, DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom has revealed in a statement.

3 832 deaths in Gauteng hospitals were 'largely avoidable', DA claims

2019-10-30 09:43

A total of 3 832 patients have died in Gauteng public hospitals last year as a result of 10 741 serious adverse events, which 'largely arise from avoidable medical negligence', the DA has said.

Eight patients affected by lack of medical supplies at Charlotte Maxeke - Gauteng health dept

2019-09-22 16:49

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.

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.

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