I welcome the firing of eight Gauteng Health Department employees who were found to have falsified their qualifications.
According to Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, 10 cases were found – three administration clerks, two medical practitioners, two nursing auxiliary officers, two household workers and one porter.
Eight of these officials had falsified matric certificates and the other two medical qualifications.
Eight officials were dismissed, one given three months without pay and a final warning sanction, and the other is awaiting the appeal process to be concluded.
We Need Details
I am concerned that the two fake doctors may have injured patients who can sue for damages.
We need details about their activities and why they were allowed to practice without their qualifications being checked prior to employment.
Where did they practice, and how many patients did they see? There are claims that there are other fake doctors that need to be exposed.
I will be asking questions on this matter in the Gauteng Legislature.
There should be zero tolerance for people who give false qualifications, and this is especially important in the medical field where patients’ lives are at risk.
Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
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