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"Nurses closed the curtain and left me to deliver my babies on my own"

13 March 2018 8:57 AM
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Mamelodi hospital
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nompumelelo sibiya

Nompumelelo Sibiya has accused nurses at Mamelodi Hospital of negligence after being forced to deliver her twins by herself.

A mother of premature twin babies who was told by nurses that they hadn't survived, says she believes they may still be alive.

Nompumelelo Sibiya has recounted the negligence she says she suffered at the hands of staff at Mamelodi Hospital.

She says she was forced to deliver her babies on her own.

I told them the babies are about to come. The nurses closed the curtains and they left me there.

Nompumelelo Sibiya, former patient, Mamelodi Hospital

They came back after a few minutes and said 'yoh there you are, you gave birth by yourself, whats wrong with you?'

Nompumelelo Sibiya, former patient, Mamelodi Hospital

Nompumeleo says she was able to take a picture of the babies, before they were taken from her.

I told them the babies are still alive, can you put them in an incubator? The nurses said it's a waste of time. The doctor told them the babies wont make it, they will be alive for only two or three minutes and then they will die.

Nompumelelo Sibiya, former patient, Mamelodi Hospital

Nompumelelo says she believes her babies may still be alive.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Mamelodi Hospital says he only found out about the incident - which happened in 2016 - when he was contacted by the media two days ago.

He says most complaints are handled by the complaints office.

We can only use the information at our disposal to investigate. If there are people who are found to have done wrong, we will talk action against them.

Lesego Pooe, Mamelodi Hospital CEO

I've got no reason not to believe her, but I am hoping it isn't true, and if it is true it is something we cannot be proud of. It's horrific.

Lesego Pooe, Mamelodi Hospital CEO

We have psychologists, we have social workers, if she needs that we can arrange that for her.

Lesego Pooe, Mamelodi Hospital CEO

Advocacy Manager at Soul City Institute Matokgo Makutoane says cases like this happen all the time.

She says it's shocking that Sibiya had to leave the hospital without anyone speaking her and finding out how she is.

How many women went through the same thing, with the same nurses and it never came to the attention of the media?

Matokgo Makutoane, Advocacy Manager: Soul City Institute for Social Justice

There has to be something that comes into the society in South Africa to hold public officials to accountable; it has to be envoked.

Matokgo Makutoane, Advocacy Manager: Soul City Institute

Listen as a mother of twins recounts her ordeal at Mamelodi Hospital


13 March 2018 8:57 AM
Tags:
Mamelodi hospital
hospital negligence
twin babies
nompumelelo sibiya

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