Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he is committed to use the next two years of his term in office to ensure restorative justice for the families of Life Esidimeni patients who died after they were moved by Gauteng Health to unlicensed organisations.
Giving his State of the Province Address, Makhura says there are plans underway to build a monument in memory of over 100 patients who died.
He says his government has put measures in place to ensure that the Life Esidimeni tragedy does not happen again.
"We will erect Memorial Stones at the Freedom Park in honour of all those who passed on." #GautengSOPA2017— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) February 20, 2017
"As we implement the recommendations of the Health Ombud Report, every step we take will be guided by wishes of families." #GautengSOPA2017— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) February 20, 2017
A wide-ranging inspection and condition assessment of all centres that care for the most vulnerable will be instituted. #GautengSOPA2107— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) February 20, 2017
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