MEC shocked over patient's death

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Johannesburg - North West Health MEC Magome Masike was shocked by reports that a woman died while waiting to see a doctor in hospital, his spokesperson said on Friday.

"MEC Masike has instituted an internal inquiry to determine circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of Kelebogile Mosito," Tebogo Lekgethwane said.

On Friday, Sowetan newspaper reported that Mosito, 22, was admitted at Moses Kotane Hospital in Ledig near Sun City on 11 January, after a private doctor referred her to the hospital.

"Nurses saw her when she arrived. They called the two doctors whose names appeared on the standby roster," Shirley Mosito, Kelebogile's cousin, told the newspaper.

"They got hold of one doctor. He said he would see Kelebogile on Monday."

Her brother Khedisaletse who visited her on 12 January said she was in a lot of pain when he saw her.

"She told me she had not seen a doctor and she was feeling weaker. She died that night," he said.

The newspaper reported that the post mortem report said that Mosito had died from severe anaemia and tuberculosis.

Only a doctor can authorise a blood transfusion which could have saved her life, a doctor who asked not to be named told Sowetan.

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