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[LISTEN] ‘Esidimeni patients didn’t get necessary medical attention’

Professor Malegapuru Makgoba says at a hospital there is always someone checking up on a patient and making notes on the status of the person but at the NGOs, the patients did not receive the medical attention they required to survive.

JOHANNESBURG – Health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has given his second testimony to the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings on Friday after the death toll was revised to 143.

Makgoba says at a hospital there is always someone checking up on a patient and making notes on the status of the person but at the NGOs, the patients did not receive the medical attention they required to survive.

He says the fact that there are no explanations for the deaths means they were placed in a "fly-by-night" care.

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