Another Esidimeni death recorded

File: An additional fatality has been recorded in the Life Esidimeni project. A police report shows that police are now investigating 144 patient deaths. Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – An additional fatality has been recorded in the Life Esidimeni project.

A police report shows that police are now investigating 144 patient deaths.

This emerged at the arbitration hearings in Johannesburg on Friday. A mental health expert, Christoffel Glober testified that the project broke all medical ethics.

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Glober said that Gauteng’s mental health officials treated patients as sub-human.

He said had the project been investigated properly and the logical questions asked about the level of care the patient needed and assessed the care, "then death should have been foreseen.”

eNCA

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