Accountability needed for R500 million wasted by Gauteng Health

I am astonished by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa’s admission that her department spent R500 million on an unneeded data-storage facility. She reportedly said that the department procured V-Block, a massive data-storage facility, even though the department could have used the storage facility at the e-governance department. There needs to…

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Headless Hospital hides surgery stats

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been without a permanent Chief Executive Office (CEO) since January last year, and is hiding or unable to give details of surgery backlogs. I asked Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa questions in the Gauteng Legislature about the hospital’s waiting lists for surgery and she…

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Gauteng Hospitals don’t track surgery deaths

The Gauteng Health Department has “no reliable data available” on surgery mortality rates at state hospitals in the province. This is according to Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. I am highly disturbed that the department does not track surgery…

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