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healthcareTimesLIVE reports that eight CEOs of Gauteng health facilities have been charged internally for not complying with or overseeing health and safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was indicated in a written response by Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi to a question by the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) shadow health MEC Jack Bloom. All the CEOs are facing similar disciplinary charges, namely “failing to hold a daily meeting on personal protective equipment (PPE), [not] doing environmental risk assessments and [not] holding weekly occupational health and safety meetings.” The CEOs are from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital, Rahima Moosa Hospital and Tshwane District Hospital. The other four are from the Wits Oral & Dental Hospital, Medunsa Oral & Dental Hospital, Medical Supplies Depot and Forensic Pathology Services. Bloom said he was concerned that the CEOs had neglected occupational health and safety during the pandemic. This had increased the risk of staff contracting the virus.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgaugelo Masweneng at TimesLIVE
  • See too, Eight Gauteng hospital CEOs reportedly face disciplinary action for flouting Covid-19 safety practices, at News24

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