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Update On SADAG'S Advocacy Work For Gauteng Mentally Ill Patients
We Continue To Work To Prevent Unnecessary And Tragic Loss Of Life
This week you will have seen the increased amount of media on the tragic death of 36 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni Hospitals to NGOs around Gauteng in June this year.
A call for action for a proper investigation and accountability from the Gauteng MEC, we also welcome the Ministers of Health order for the Health Ombudsman to investigate the issue. We hope that by creating more awareness through press and media, we can highlight this tragedy with the public.
International media is also taking an interest in this issue.
We must prevent more deaths and ensure the proper treatment and care for all mentally ill patients throughout SA.
Special thanks to the SADAG Team who has spearheaded the project, and to Section 27’s Legal Team, SASOP, SA Federation for MH and the brave family members who have shared their stories.
This is how EWN commented on this tragedy
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