Gauteng Health has not won a single lawsuit

With not a single lawsuit decided in their favour, the Gauteng Health Department is haemorrhaging money – and it seems this isn’t about to stop. Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu revealed this week in the Gauteng Legislature that her department had forked out R544 million to date for medical negligence claims. These claims date back to 2010. According to information from the MEC, 168 cases had been lost in court while eight had been settled out of court. The individual cases make for harrowing reading. DA shadow MEC for Health in Gauteng Jack Bloom, who posed the questions to Mahlangu, carries a dossier on these claims. Many of them point to negligence of a shocking nature…..more

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