The Limpopo Department of Health have convened a three-day conference aimed at addressing the medico-legal claims challenges in the province.

The conference is expected to come up with practical ways and strategies that will assist the department to reduce the current medico-legal claims. It began on Tuesday, 7 March at Karibu Leisure Resort in Tzaneen. MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba officially opened the conference on  Tuesday. 

The department is currently facing Medico Legal claims, exceeding R 7 billion.

Hundreds attend the medico-legal claims in Tzaneen

The conference will bring together health employees and managers as well as industry experts such as the High Court of South Africa, South African Medico-Legal Association, the South African Law Reform Commission and the State Attorney of South Africa among others.  

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The province will also receive best practices from provinces that are doing well in addressing the challenge.

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