12 June 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu- Natal
has expressed shock at the incident which occurred at KwaMashu’s
Poly Clinic, which led to a patient giving birth on her way home
after she was chased away by healthcare workers at the clinic.
“We are gravely concerned about the increasing
negligence by our healthcare workers. It is a disgrace for the
department that the woman (only known as Thandeka) went into labour
after being chased away by nurses and doctors at the clinic,
which led to the death of her baby. Such an incident could have
been prevented, however our healthcare workers have lost the Batho
Pele spirit,” said Hon. Ncamsile Nkwanyana, Shadow
MEC for Health.
The IFP is urging the MEC for Health, Dr
Sbongiseni Dhlomo to intervene immediately. The IFP is also
appalled to discover that the family of the victim has been
threatened by the Clinic staff.
“Heads must roll; this is totally
unacceptable. All responsible for this must be held accountable;
this type of behaviour is the reason why the department is being
sued left, right and centre; it’s because our nurses and doctors
think they are above all, they abuse their power and miss the
spirit of Ubuntu in the workplace,” said Hon. Nkanywana.
CONTACT: HON. NJ NKWANYANA - 078 3023 991