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Section27: Department of Health Ombudsman report

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Section27: Department of Health Ombudsman report

Section27 attorney Sasha Stevenson discusses the report titled Silent Deaths and Still Counting. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 2.2.2017

3rd February 2017

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Section27 attorney Sasha Stevenson speaks to Polity’s Sane Dhlamini about the recently released Health Ombusdman Professor Makgalepuru Makgoba's report titled 94+ Silent Deaths and Still Counting.

Ninety-four mentally ill patients died after being removed by the Gauteng Department of Health from Life Healthcare Esidimeni to 27 unregistered NGO’s last year.

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Out of the 94 patients that dies, only one died due to a mental condition. Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu resigned in the wake of the report.

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