NGO admits to no licence when Esidimeni patients were transferred

The former CEO of one of the unlawful NGOs where Esidimeni patients died has admitted she agreed to take care of 76 of them with no professional help.

Dianne Noyile was appointed CEO of the Siyabadinga NGO at the start of the Esidimeni project.

Noyile has conceded she accepted psychiatric patients without having a license to operate or a service level agreement with the Gauteng Health Department.

Eyewitness News reporter, Masego Rahlaga is attending the hearings.

It was a daycare centre for adults but was never authorised to look after mentally ill people, but then got the contract to house patients from Esidimeni.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

What is shocking is that what the former CEO has conceded that first of all, she did not receive a contract at the time when she received the patients and after. She did not have a service level agreement.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

There was never an audit done and she conceded to not having professional staff, a clinician or dietitian.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

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