Following the death of ten babies at Tembisa Hospital from Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), a caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show shared his own ordeal with public hospitals.
Mike says he and his partner lost twins at Mamelodi Hospital last year and they were told it was an infection that caused the infants to die.
After I was informed by the hospital that my baby died, at midnight I was consulted by a private undertaker who was proposing business to me.— Mike, Caller
He claimed to be representing the hospital and claimed he was going to offer me a better service. That worried me because immediately my baby died my details as a parent were already in the hands of a private undertaker.— Mike, Caller
Mike says he lodged a complaint with the hospital and they said they were going to investigate. He also lodged another complaint with the police.
Up to this point from July, I have not heard from the police or the hospital.— Mike, Caller
Just because I laid a complaint my partner got threatened by the staff at the hospital, saying she talks a lot and she will be taught a lesson. Surprisingly, on Sunday when my partner went to check on the second baby, she found that the life support machine was unplugged and the baby was struggling. Later we were told the baby developed an infection and later died.— Mike, Caller
He adds that he asked the hospital to do a postmortem but the hospital refused and gave him a runaround.
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