Gauteng’s negligent medical ‘professionals’ get off scot-free

Gauteng Health has paid out over R1bn since January 2015 to settle medical negligence, yet not a single disciplinary actionhas been taken against any of the staff involved, reports City Press. Total potential liability claims  stand at R13.5bn.

More than R1bn has been coughed up for medical negligent payouts since January 2015, but no action has been taken against Gauteng Health Department professionals. City Press reports that this is according to DA Gauteng spokesperson for health, Jack Bloom who was quoting a written response by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa to questions from the DA. The response showed that the provincial health department paid more than R1.017bn since January 2015, to settle 185 medical negligence claims…..more

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