Hospital rubbishes crisis claims

2012-09-18 21:07


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Pretoria - Claims of "filthy facilities" at Pretoria's Kalafong Hospital were unfounded, the chief executive of the institution said on Tuesday.

Dr Lancelot Phalatsi said the hospital had experienced problems in the past but the issues had been resolved.

"When I left the hospital in the morning there was no crisis. Right now I am coming out of a meeting and can only tell you that there is no crisis [at the hospital] that I know of," said Phalatsi.

The allegations came from Democratic Alliance social development spokesperson in Gauteng, Hendrika Kruger.

She said patients at the hospital were being exposed to "filthy facilities".

"The state of sanitation facilities at the public hospital is not only disgusting, but also pose a significant health risk to patients, staff and visitors," said Kruger.

"A patient admitted yesterday for a serious surgical procedure was informed that there were no blankets or pillows," she said.

Patients had options of either supplying the blankets, pillows and linen for themselves or to endure the filthy facilities which further threatened their health, claimed Kruger.

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