Task team working to relocate Gauteng patients

eNCA speaks to Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Practice at Rhodes University, Sunitha Srinivas on the Esidimeni tragedy. Video: eNCA
File. Preparations are under way to relocate mental health patients currently at Gauteng NGOs. Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng has started the process of identifying suitable institutions to care for mental health patients.

A task team is auditing the correct number of patients currently being cared for at NGOs. 

Meanwhile, the Mosego Home in Krugersdorp has reacted angrily to the Health Ombudsman's report into the Esidimeni tragedy.



It says it has a licence to operate, despite Professor Malegapuru Makgoba's inquiry, finding that NGO's caring for mentally ill patients, were operating unlawfully.

FULL REPORT: 94 mentally ill patients died

The Mosego home opened its doors in 2008 to care for elderly patients with mental health problems.

Seven people from the facility are among the 94 patients who died at NGO's around Gauteng.


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