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ActionSA says urgent healthcare reform required as government pays out over R23- billion in medico-legal claims [SOUND]

# ActionSA in the Western Cape has expressed concern about the staggering 23-billion-rand wasted away by Health Departments in settling medico-legal claims, particularly the over 534-million-rand in claims and legal costs originating from the province. ActionSA’s Angela Sobey says the fact that the province accounts for more than 270 medico-legal claims, highlights that in the absence of quality healthcare provided by well-resourced and professional medical professionals at highly efficient healthcare institutions, it is bleeding billions of rands to cover these claims:

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