Slow progress in implementing ombud recommendations: Lethole family

2022-01-28 10:45:00 AM

The family of Shonisani Lethole, who died at Tembisa Hospital of Covid-19 in 2020, says it remains determined to secure justice for Shonisani and continue working with families, communities and campaigners to fix the hospital.

The family of Shonisani Lethole, who died at Tembisa Hospital of Covid-19 in 2020, says it remains determined to secure justice for Shonisani and continue working with families, communities and campaigners to fix the hospital.

The family of Shonisani Lethole, who died at Tembisa Hospital of Covid-19 in 2020, says it remains determined to secure justice for Shonisani and continue working with families, communities and campaigners to fix the hospital.

“‘Shonisani died at Tembisa Hospital of Covid-19 in appalling circumstances on June 29 2020.“The ombud’s report confirmed many, many failures in management, governance and medical care at Tembisa Hospital. It also confirms that Shonisani’s account of what happened was true,” the family said.

It said Shonisani did not receive food for two days on arrival and the last two days as he was dying.The family said this led to him tweeting the health minister for assistance. He was also admitted to a Covid-19 ward before his test results were confirmed.

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“‘Shonisani died at Tembisa Hospital of Covid-19 in appalling circumstances on June 29 2020. “The ombud’s report confirmed many, many failures in management, governance and medical care at Tembisa Hospital. Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE Th e city of Tshwane on Thursday decided against implementing an increase for its workers, citing financial difficulties. It also confirms that Shonisani’s account of what happened was true,” the family said.. It said Shonisani did not receive food for two days on arrival and the last two days as he was dying. Mayoral committee member for corporate and shared services, Kingsley Wakelin, had presented a report asking the council to approve a deviation from implementing the pay hikes. The family said this led to him tweeting the health minister for assistance. Plans by the ANC and EFF to thwart the move fell short after the council majority of the coalition government, led by the DA, voted against continuing with the pay increases.

He was also admitted to a Covid-19 ward before his test results were confirmed. The coalition defeated an amendment brought by the EFF and the ANC, managing 107 votes against 102. If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue. “The report made a series of recommendations including addressing management failures, mediation with the family and more.” The family said in response, the Gauteng department of health said it was “committed to implementing the recommendations of the report within the prescripts of the law, once the department has concluded studying the report and its findings”. The wage agreement, which was announced by the South African Local Government Association last year, said all municipal employees would receive a 3. The family said despite this commitment, progress has been painfully slow. “We welcomed the appointment of the new CEO Dr Ashley Mthunzi in April 2021. Salga had further announced salary adjustments every year, with a one-off non-pensionable cash allowance. Salga had further announced salary adjustments every year, with a one-off non-pensionable cash allowance.

“But since then as a family we are still awaiting news from both Dr Mthunzi and Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, the Gauteng MEC for health, about the implementation of the ombud’s recommendations.” The family said it was now 18 months since Shonisani died and it was still suffering. “Salga has made provision for submission for exclusion,” said Wakelin. “A failed attempt at mediation with the government has left us with no option but to pursue legal action.” TimesLIVE .