DA sick and tired of medical negligence claims against Gauteng health as they climb to R29bn

The Gauteng health department is facing medical negligence claims totalling R29bn.

Democratic Alliance Gauteng shadow health MEC Jack Bloom said on Thursday that the amount was disclosed by Phindile Baleni, director-general in the premier’s office, at a Gauteng Legislature committee meeting. The information was made available at a sitting of the oversight committee on the premier’s office and legislature.

Bloom described the R29bn as an alarming amount, saying it amounted to nearly 60% of the Gauteng health department’s entire budget of R50.

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