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SIU to investigate the Gauteng Department of Health’s Life Healthcare Esidimeni contract

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The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate cases related to the Gauteng Department of Health’s Life Healthcare Esidimeni contract.

The South African government reported about it on Thursday, January 17.

SIU will investigate allegations of procurement irregularities in the Gauteng Department of Health, as well as find out whether employees and contractors are involved in illegal activities.

In addition, the Special Investigating Unit will receive the right to investigate violations by officials or employees of the notorious Life Healthcare Esidimeni.

Information about Life Healthcare Esidimeni appeared in 2016. Then, more than 100 patients with mental disorders died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni Healthcare to poorly equipped NGOs where worked medics without appropriate licenses.

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