Medical claimants battle for payment from ECape health dept


MTHATHA, 25 March 2018 - From the Life Esidimeni tragedy to a lack of staff at some hospitals, it's evident that there are deep cracks in the system. The Eastern Cape has had its share of problems with negligence being a major issue.

EASTERN CAPE - The Eastern Cape Health Department is drowning in debt due to a mountain of medical claims for negligence.

WATCH: R1.2m in total for each of the Life Esidimeni claimants

Attorney Francis Bikitsha, who has been battling to get the department to settle a claim for her client spoke to eNCA about her frustrations.

Bikitsha said, "The department admitted liability in 2011." 



But she said she had "been back and forth in the courts" ever since and still awaited finality.

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