WOMAN CLAIMS NEGLIGENCE AT MAMELODI HOSPITAL AFTER TWIN BABIES DIE

JOHANNESBURG- The CEO of Mamelodi Hospital has responded to claims that a woman’s premature twins died at the facility due to staff negligence, saying that this has to be proven to be true only then appropriate action will be taken.

Nompumelelo Sibiya described to The Star and talk radio station 702  how she was ill-treated by the Mamelodi nurses in 2016 before and after she gave birth.

Sibiya claims that her babies were still alive but when nurse refused to place them in incubators the nurses claimed it would of been a waste of time to do so. She never saw her twins again, and claims that she was unaware she signed a consent form that incinerated the bodies as she was still too distraught to understand.

The mother believes that her babies are still alive.

She said, “The doctor said to me the baby will make it just for two or three minutes and then they die. I said to them ‘No, can you put them into incubator and prove it to me because it’s in God’s hand. Maybe they can make it more than those minutes or more than an hour’ and they said to me ‘you speak too much.”

CEO of Mamelodi hospital Lesego Pooe ,“We’ll call her in as part of the whole process. We’ll call her in and talk to her and look at what we can do for her. We’ve got a psychologist and we’ve got social workers in the hospital.

“If she really needs that, we can do that for her but the first thing would be to call her in and record her complaint and see what we can do for her.”

Photo Credit- City Press

 

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