Rising malpractice cases worry MoH

Clinic-Nkoyaphiri clinic
Clinic-Nkoyaphiri clinic

FRANCISTOWN: The Ministry of Health (MoH) is agonising over rising cases of medical malpractice that have resulted in a number of lawsuits and high legal costs.

On Monday, MoH acting deputy permanent secretary, John Botsang told a health conference that negligence by medical professionals public facilities, had resulted in significant settlements by government. “In the past government has paid a lot of money through court settlements due to negligence of health professionals,” Botsang said.

“I hope through this conference you will learn to practice extra caution in your work,” he said.

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