A series of developments have unfolded around the Life Esidimeni saga as Finance MEC Barbara Creecy will appear before the Esidimeni hearing.
EWN Reporter Masego Rahlaga chats to Stephan about Creecy’s role in the Life Esidimeni saga and outlines the costs involved.
Rahlaga says that when the Gauteng Health Department announced that they are terminating their contract with the Life Esidimeni group, one of the reasons they cited for their decision was around saving costs.
They said the Health Department was going through financial difficultly and they needed to find ways to save costs.— Masego Rahlaga, EWN Reporter
Rahlaga adds that through the inquiry, the public is aware that the Health Department didn’t save costs, but rather ended up incurring them. The Health Department went from paying R600 per patient per day, to paying R1400 per patient per days, she says.
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