R1.6 billion in medical negligence claims threatens to collapse Gauteng healthcare system

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The Gauteng health department received 157 new summonses last year and is facing medico-legal claims worth R1.6 billion in litigation for medical negligence. Photo: Getty Images
The Gauteng health department received 157 new summonses last year and is facing medico-legal claims worth R1.6 billion in litigation for medical negligence. Photo: Getty Images

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The Gauteng health department received 157 new summonses last year and is facing medico-legal claims worth R1.6 billion in litigation for medical negligence.

This was disclosed in a presentation by the department during a provincial legislature health committee meeting on Wednesday, revealed the DA’s Gauteng shadow MEC for health, Jack Bloom.

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