R1bn Malpractice Cloud Hanging Over Gauteng Health Dept
Citizen. A shocking 20 000 patients were harmed in the province’s hospitals, with 4 320 cases in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital alone. The Gauteng department of health could be facing a raft of malpractice cases after it emerged that as many as 20 000 patients may have suffered due to negligence in the past two years. Its liability could run to more than R1 billion. The shocking figure for the number of victims emerged in the Gauteng Legislature, after the provincial health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa answered a question from DA member of the provincial legislature Jack Bloom. Read the full article here.