- Tembisa Hospital CEO Dr Lekopane Mogaladi is going through suspension following a damning report by the Well being Ombudsman surrounding the dying of Shonisani Lethole.
- The Gauteng well being division issued Mogaladi with a discover of precautionary suspension on Friday.
- The ombudsman discovered the hospital was negligent in its therapy of Lethole.
Dr Lekopane Mogaladi, the embattled CEO of Tembisa Hospital, has been served with a discover of precautionary suspension following a damning report by the Well being Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, with regard to the dying of Shonisani Lethole.
The Gauteng well being division served Mogaladi with the discover on Friday.
Division spokesperson Kwara Kekana mentioned the discover of intention to put Mogaladi on precautionary suspension was served when it comes to Chapter 7 of the Senior Administration Service Handbook 2003, because of the well being ombudsman’s report into the dying of Lethole at Tembisa Hospital in June final 12 months.
“As a part of the usual labour practices, Mogaladi has been afforded a chance to make representations inside 5 working days of receipt of the discover, concerning the intention to put him on precautionary suspension.
“The division needs to reiterate its dedication to implementing the suggestions of the report by the well being ombud into the circumstances surrounding the care and dying of Lethole on the hospital inside authorized prescripts,” mentioned Kekana.
The discover of precautionary suspension follows a scathing report launched earlier within the week, which revealed the hospital was negligent in its therapy of Lethole.
Lethole died after being starved of meals for greater than 100 hours.
Makgoba discovered the hospital successfully left Lethole to die.
Amongst different damning revelations, Makgoba additionally revealed the hospital was not truthful and offered incomplete data to the ombud.
Lethole’s dying was inaccurately recorded and he died with out realizing his Covid-19 standing.
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