HIV Patients Denied Treatment

Reports say that one Gauteng public hospital denied HIV treatment to patients after newly circulated provincial policy

Activists say at least one Gauteng public hospital has denied HIV treatment to some patients following a newly circulated provincial policy, activists say.

Leaked to public interest group, SECTION27, the policy requires public hospital patients to prove they are legally in the country before receiving care.

According to SECTION27 attorney, Sa- Health-e News Service, those who cannot provide proof must pay the estimated cost of their healthcare upfront with the expectation that any difference between the estimated and real cost of care would be paid back.

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