South African Mental Health Scandal - Tribunal Appointed
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed an ad-hoc independent tribunal that will process appeals opposing the results of the Health Ombudsman's probe into the deaths of more than 100 psychiatric patients. The Ombudsman found that the patients, who were transferred from the Life Healthcare Esidimeni facility, died of starvation and dehydration while under the care of unlicensed NGOs.
Govt of SA, 13 March 2017
The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi has in terms of section 88A (2) and (3) (a) of the National Health Amendment Act, no 63 of 2003 today appointed an Ad-hoc Independent… Read more »
South Africa: Appeals Tribunal Appointed Over Mental Health Scandal
News24Wire, 13 March 2017
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed a tribunal to process appeals against the Health Ombudsman's findings about the deaths of over 100 psychiatric patients moved from… Read more »
South Africa: Life Esidimeni - Independent Tribunal Appointed
SAnews.gov.za, 14 March 2017
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has appointed an Ad-hoc Independent Tribunal to process all appeals relating to the Health Ombudsman report, which looked into the deaths of… Read more »
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- 14 March 2017
The Life Esidimeni tragedy shocked and shamed the country, and brought heartbreak to many families. Over 100 patients died after they were moved from ... see more »
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi (file photo).
South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has assured Parliament that no questions over the deaths of 100 mentally ill patients will go unanswered. The patients, who were ... Read more »
The death toll of mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 NGOs will continue to rise, and is now above 100, says health ombudsman Professor William ... Read more »