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'What is a mere six babies?' exclaims a horrified Bongani Bingwa

20 September 2018 8:21 AM
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Breakfast Show Host Bongani Bingwa shares his views on the deaths of six babies due to Klebsiella outbreak.

After reports that six babies died due to a Klebsiella outbreak at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital in Vosloorus, Breakfast Show Host Bongani Bingwa shares his views:

As a general rule, Klebsiella infections are associated with the elderly or even people with weakened immune systems, primarily older males.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

Of course, the infections it presents with can also be acquired in hospitals, faecal contamination is a significant risk factor for patient infection if there is contact with contaminated instruments.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

Yesterday, the Human Rights Commission did a site visit at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital where six babies as we have heard, have died following an outbreak of the Klebsiella virus.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

He says after 24 years into our democracy is there any excuse for why something like this should still happen.

How proud can we be of this society of this country when babies die due to nothing else by poor management of healthcare.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

He adds that the babies died due to inadequate hygiene measures in place.

Simple things like washing hands, disinfecting your hands before you enter the babies section.

He says you can complain about budgets and other things, but two concepts should never go hand in hand.

That is unsanitary conditions and infant wards, it should not happen.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

He says after these wards were ordered to close, they are still open.

But hey in a province like this one, where Life Esidimeni can happen, where 144 patients died due to negligence.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

Guess what? Queue in the next tragedy, because after a 144, what is a mere six babies.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

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20 September 2018 8:21 AM
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Thelle Mogoerane Hospital
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Klebsiella outbreak

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