SCA baby neglect ruling urges health minister to address serious negligence at hospitals

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The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Thursday highlighted how often it was confronted with cases of serious and serial negligence at state hospitals in the Eastern Cape, saying that substandard care was pervasive.

In a ruling on Thursday, it dismissed an appeal against the provincial health department but ordered that the judgment be forward to National Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and provincial health MEC Sindiswa Gomba “in the hope that this situation will be urgently addressed”.”The situation is to be deprecated,” the court stated.

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