SANDF team called in to help at hospital
Johannesburg - An SA National Defence Force
medical team has been called in to help at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital
because of a shortage of nurses at the maternity ward, according to a report on
The five defence force theatre nurses were
called in earlier this month after frustrated doctors notified the department
of health of staff shortages in the maternity ward, The Star newspaper
However, CEO Johanna More reportedly denied a
staff shortage, saying the hospital was merely being proactive in requesting
An additional 43 midwives had also been hired
at the beginning of the year, she said.
When approached by Sapa for comment, the
department of health said it was not aware of reports about the shortage of
Spokesperson Simon Zwane referred all
comments to More who could not immediately be reached.