Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health says the Tembisa Hospital should be better resourced.

The committee visited the health facility in Ekurhuleni on Sunday.

It plans holding a meeting with the Gauteng Health MEC for further discussions on the matter.

The committee’s assertions follow a damning Health Ombudsman’s report on the death of businessman, Shonisani Leshole, who passed on at the hospital in June.

The Ombudsman found that officials lied about the treatment he received at the hospital, saying Leshole was starved for more than 100 hours before his passing.

He called for disciplinary action to be taken against 19 staff members, who were implicated in the matter.

The Leshole family on the other hand called for urgent fixing of the hospital, saying many people have suffered as a result of poor care at the facility.

The family also called for the suspension of the hospital CEO, Dr Lekopane Mogaladi.

A plea the Gauteng Health Department has heard and swiftly moved to place the CEO on precautionery suspension.

The department has reiterated its committment to improve services by implementing the recommendations of the Ombudsman.