Billions in medical negligence claims rock state hospitals: How the provinces stack up

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla
Health Minister Joe Phaahla
Daily Sun

Medico-legal claims against the government amounts to an eye-watering R21 billion over the last two financial years.

Most of this money would have to be paid out to claimants in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla detailed the number of medico-legal cases lodged against the nine provincial health departments and the potential costs.

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