The Health Department is holding a media briefing at the Selby Park Hospital in Johannesburg, on the transfer of Life Esidimeni patients.
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JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department is holding a media briefing at the Selby Park Hospital in Johannesburg, on the transfer of Life Esidimeni patients.
Psychiatric health patients who were moved from Life Esidemeni to NGOs are being moved to this hospital.
The Health Minister says the move is part of the implementation of the ombudsman's recommendations. #LifeEsidimeni— Koketso Dlongolo (@Kokid8) March 3, 2017
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and the new Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa are in attendance.
Ramokgopa held a media briefing last week on the Life Esidimeni story.
She outlined plans by her department on the issue as well as highlighted how many recommendations her department had implemented after a damning report by the health ombudsmen.
More than 100 psychiatric patients died when they were moved from Life Esidimeni to NGOs across Gauteng in 2016.