ANC in Gauteng Legislature vows to adopt better health systems
The ANC in the Gauteng Legislature says government will be more vigilant & put more robust systems in place in the health sector.
JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) in the Gauteng Legislature says the provincial government will be more vigilant and put more robust systems in place in the health sector to avoid a repeat of the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The party ended its four-day caucus lekgotla on Sunday in Pretoria which was attended by the different league and alliance partners.
Last week the Health Ombudsman confirmed that the number of mentally-ill patients who died after being moved to several unlicensed NGOs passed the 100 mark.
Chief whip of the ANC caucus in the Gauteng Legislature Brian Hlongwa says, “We have ensured that this must never happen again and we can only do this by being vigilant and by putting robust systems in place that will have an early warning system so that what we must at all times be able to intervene timeously.”
(Edited by Neo Koza)