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Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Joe Phaahla Director-General of the Department of Health, Ms. Malebona Matsoso Hon MA Dunjwa, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health Members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health OHSC Board Members OHSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Siphiwe Mndaweni Senior managers Members of […]
The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba will brief members of the media about the “Report on an Investigation into Allegations of Patient Mismanagement and Patient Rights Violations at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre (TPHPRC)”. The briefing will be attended by the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi; Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. […]
SUMMARY With the release of the White paper for public comments, this provides an opportunity to listen and discuss with each other as South Africans to find the best way/s to translate the NHI within our context. We dare not fail on this ambitious challenge. South Africa’s NPC recommended Universal Health Care (NHI) as the […]
Congratulations to Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba for winning the BHF Titanium Award in the category “Creating Access to Health Care” on the of Life Esidimeni Investigations. The Award was bestowed upon him on 18 June 2018 at Sun City.
I would like to put on record that there has been an unfortunate and distorted misrepresentation of my assessment as the Health Ombud of the state of the Health System by certain sectors of the media following my appearance on the Tim Modise Network. This had the effect to decontextualize and disassociate my assessment and […]
The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba would like to confirm a total number of 140 Mental Health Care Users, verified and qualify for inclusion into the alternative dispute resolution process as per Recommendation 17 of the Ombud Report which states that: ‘The National Minister of Health must lead and facilitate a process jointly with […]
The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba welcomes the dismissal of Dr Barney Selebano’s appeal by the independent ad hoc Tribunal headed by the retired Judge President of the Gauteng High Court, Bernard Ngoepe. Dr Selebano had appealed against the findings and recommendations of the Health Ombud report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mentally-ill […]