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SIU to probe Rahima Moosa after ombud’s report

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been asked by the Gauteng Premier’s Office to investigate Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in relation to some of the issues raised by the former Health Ombud in his final report in March.

The report revealed, among other things, that pregnant women were sleeping on the floor and that CEO Dr Nozuko Mkabayi was not working full-time, and had spent only 182 days at the hospital after being appointed on January 2021.

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said Mkabayi had been transferred to the provincial Health Department for the remainder of her contract.

“One of the recommendations was that Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko should urgently appoint an independent forensic and audit firm within two months to conduct a competency fit for the purpose assessment of the hospital’s leadership and management staff. Also, to assess the need to upskill all managers and executive members so they can perform their functions in line with the expectations of the hospital’s service delivery.”

News24 reports that in a letter sent by the Premier’s office to the Health Department last month, the MEC was advised that the SIU was asked to launch an investigation into the hospital.


News24 article – Gauteng premier asks SIU to probe issues at Rahima Moosa following health ombud's report (Restricted access)


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