991 BABIES DIE IN BARA'S SHORT-STAFFED NEO-NATAL WARDS
991 babies have died at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in the last four years, but the Gauteng Health Department claims that none of these were due to negligence despite a shortage of 112 staff in the neo-natal wards.
This information is given by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature.
There are presently 236 staff working in the neo-natal department, but the shortages are as follows:
47 Professional Nurses
27 Enrolled Nurses