Baby deaths: poor Government care - statement by Mrs Thandi Nontenja - Member of UDEMWO NEC (22 July 2010)

We listened to the Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in disbelief; her demeanour that of a woman who seems to care little for the deaths of babies in her hospitals and her flippant tone an insult to the grief of the mothers and fathers of these children.

The evidence that Government’s health system is failing spectacularly is mounting and its seeming uncaring and insensitive attitude does nothing to inspire confidence.