11.11.2019 06:01 am
Jack Bloom says that medical experts allegedly warned that patients would die because of inadequate ventilation, but this was ignored.
Three years since nine patients died in the burns unit of the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, and the Gauteng provincial health department is yet to conclude the probe into the circumstances leading to the deaths.
Jack Bloom says that despite the high number of serious adverse events, only 77 cases were referred for disciplinary action.
They claimed the government had ignored their role as traditional leaders, despite the fact that people were dying in hospitals.
10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed died this month after a routine operation by Beale, in one of many cases of negligence.
Lead researcher Mervyn Abrahams said proper development of the human body depended on receiving sufficient nutrients.
Following the death of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed, many more parents have told their stories.
The Smile Foundation, together with Wits Surgical Society, provides life-changing, all-expenses-paid, specialised surgeries for children.
Questions have been raised about how the National Health Insurance Bill will be financed and whether SA can afford it.
The SAHRC says there is a settlement proposal before them for consideration, but that neither party has signed it.
A fourth-year student was admitted to a local hospital, which confirmed the case of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday morning.
Transplant patients can expect to wait up to three years, while others can wait between six and 12 months.
An anaesthetist, Dr Abdulhay Munshi, has also been suspended along with Dr Peter Beale.
The institute says the 87 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases reported are below the expected range.
The mother had delivered the baby in an empty house where she had gone into distress, and with no medical attention, was unable to attend to her newborn baby.