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Hospitals can be slaughter houses

26 February 2014, 15:08

HOSPITALS IN OUR COUNTRY CAN BE SLAUGHTER HOUSES

Everybody in his family and in the village knew that Saki was not well especially as he had started losing his weight and also taking a different facial look. It was then that his family started taking action. He consulted doctors and specialists and lastly he was hospitalized and the tests he went through pointed at the bile which instead of excreting inside the stomach, it did that outside and onto his liver that went damaged with time. The doctors did a good job as Saki was recovering and responding well to medication but he still had to go to a far hospital for further tests as our local hospital did not have the specific instrument needed.

He used a taxi from home to hospital and that was on Friday midday and he called on his relatives and friends and told them that he had arrived and was admitted in ward X for anybody who had time for a visit. On Sunday Saki was lying critical on his death-bed and he had lost a lot of blood which needed urgent transfusion and it was done after the doctor asked for a consent from one of Saki’s relatives appearing on his file but all the people who went to visit him could not talk to him as he was surrounded by about eight nurses and four doctors in an isolated ward bed. Then on Tuesday afternoon Saki was lying in the hospital mortuary. His family members went to collect him for burial but still up to today they can’t locate his cellphone, shoes and brand new morning sleepers. Whilst they were still talking to the hospital official about that issue, another mourning family was on the desk complaining about the same problem. They realised that it was a normal practice, maybe it is part of payment for the dead or a sort of penalty why did they die. This happened in October 2013 and since the hospital is aware of the problem what measures did they take to correct this disgusting behaviour by the employees they pay? What is their employee code of conduct? I surely believe that even the toddlers in the hospital employees’ families also have iPhones and blackberries because their market is freely issuing them. The other important query is till today Saki’s family is still waiting for a full report of what happened to him. But they suspect that since they were told that he lost a lot blood, he might have been deliberately knifed and killed for his property; a blackberry and two pairs of footwear, or what else?

Why am I bringing this issue to the light? It is because these families asked me to make the other potential mourners aware of what to expect and also to ask for help how can they deal with this matter. Is there something like and ombudsman they can report these things to? Or should we just accept that you go to a hospital with one ailment and come back with many ailments and keep silent? Remember they asked a hospital official!!

By Modiba Kadi

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