It’s not just Rahima Moosa, other Gauteng hospital CEOs should be replaced

Issued by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
15 Mar 2023 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the Health Ombud’s report on the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital which lays bare the severe management deficiencies that have led to poor care, including pregnant women sleeping on the floor.

He finds irregularities in the appointment of the hospital CEO Dr Nozuko Mkabayi, and observes that the Gauteng Health Department’s “CEO appointment systems are weak to non-existent”. Furthermore, the criteria used “is far below the required standard for such senior positions”

The reality is that cadre deployments are rife in senior posts throughout the department.

This is why we have so many incompetent people who fail to take action against corruption networks as we have seen at the Tembisa Hospital.

All hospital CEOs need a review to assess their competency and strict criteria used in new appointments.

The DA will closely monitor whether the Department carries out the Health Ombud’s recommendations at Rahima Moosa Hospital and other hospitals.