Angry patients sue hospitals for billions


Angry patients sue hospitals for billions

Grief and trauma as over-worked and under-qualified medics struggle to cope.

Angry hospital patients are suing Provincial hospitals for R24.5-billion - an indication of just how risky it is to seek treatment at South Africa's public hospitals.

That is just the money side of this horrifying story. The cost in grief and trauma caused and the shattered confidence of under-resourced, under-supervised, under-qualified and over-worked doctors is immeasurable.

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