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Thelle Mogoerane Hospital staff want CEO removed after death of babies

22 August 2018 4:45 PM
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Two babies died at the health facility after seven infants contracted a bacterial infection in the neonatal ward.

Staff at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital are calling for the removal of Hospital CEO Nomonde Mqhayi-Mbambo after the death of two babies.

The infants died at the health facility after seven infants contracted a bacterial infection in the neonatal ward.

Nurses staged a picket outside the hospital on Wednesday.

Eyewitness News reporter Mia Lindaque was there.

They have accused her [Mqhayi-Mbambo] of not dealing defectively and fast enough with the issue when the first baby was tested positive for this deadly bacteria.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

They want the Gauteng Health Department to take urgent steps to remove her so that there is an investigation.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

According to some of the staff members when the first baby died she took leave.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

The nurses have also raised concern over the apparent overcrowding in the hospital.

They say this neonatal ward can only take about 60 patients and some days they find double the amount of patients. They say there are not enough nurses. They also say training is a massive issue.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

The health department say investigations are underway to establish exactly how the babies contracted the bug.

Click on the link below to listen to the full report...


22 August 2018 4:45 PM
Tags:
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