Aaron Motsoaledi must brief Pres Zuma over mental patients

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Aaron Motsoaledi must brief Pres Zuma over mental patients

TMG Digital | 2017-02-02 15:38:06.0

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. File photo

Image by: SANDILE NDLOVU

President Jacob Zuma will be apprised by the Minister of Health‚ Dr Aaron Motsoaledi‚ on steps to be taken to ensure that utmost care‚ support‚ empathy and expertise are made available to patients requiring mental health care.

The presidency welcomed the Report of the Health Ombudsman‚ Professor Malegapuru Makgoba‚ on the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients in Gauteng.

“The President thanks Professor Makgoba for the investigation‚ which will help Government to ensure that such a tragedy does not recur in the health sector.”

President Zuma extended his deepest condolences to all the families of the deceased.



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