Nurses union hits out at government for Tembisa babies' deaths

The Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union has lashed out at the government for the death of ten babies at Tembisa Hospital.

The babies died after pneumonia and meningitis-causing outbreak hit the Hospital.

In a statement released by the union, they say the government does not care about the healthcare system.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union president Lerato Madumo-Gova says the death of babies is a daily issue.

RELATED: Bacteria that killed 10 babies at Tembisa Hospital has been managed - MEC

This is the order of the day for nurses who work at neonatal ICU. They will actually tell you of overcrowding in most of our facilities across the country.

Lerato Madumo-Gova, President - Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union

You find that the overcrowding is unbearable, about four newborn babies end up sleeping in our cubicle.

Lerato Madumo-Gova, President - Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union

The infrastructure we are using is very old. These acquired infections are actually put under the carpet on a daily basis.

Lerato Madumo-Gova, President - Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union

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