Man sings hospital staff’s praises

2015-12-10 06:00

A SEA PARK man, who underwent surgery­ at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital, says his faith in humanity has been restored after being treated by “the best team of medical staff”.

“People only share bad stories about the hospital, but I must say I can’t complain about it,” said Naveen Rajballi­.

Rajballi lost his finger after an accident with a table saw recently.

“My left index finger was hanging on by a thread and the blood was gushing.

“I take blood thinning medication and was afraid when I saw how much blood I was losing.”

A neighbour rushed Rajballi to the hospital where he says he was attended to within seconds.

The doctor on call, Dr Lola, informed Rajballi that the incident was not his area of expertise and called for an orthopaedic surgeon.

“This doctor, Dr Mkhize, was heaven­-sent. The anaesthetic was not taking effect so he had to stitch the wound while I had full sensation in my hand.

“He comforted me and talked me through the whole process. I felt like God himself was attending to me.”

Rajballi said the same applied to the theatre staff who made sure his family was kept updated on his progress.

“Dr Aja consulted with a team of doctors on how to handle my case as I suffer from many health conditions. Again, they were professional and compassionate.”

Rajballi said although he had to wait for a few hours to finally be operated on, he understood the hospital’s triage system where serious cases are prioritised.

“All the staff that attended to me where passionate, caring and very professional and did their jobs with such dedication.

“I must thank Dr Mkhize, Dr Zulu, Dr Aja, Sister N. Swana, nurse Lynette in theatre, and Thembilihle Charity Njakazi.”

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