UJ stampede victim stable

2012-01-14 19:37

Pretoria - A woman critically injured in a University of Johannesburg (UJ) stampede that saw a person killed earlier this week,  remains in a stable condition, 1 Military Hospital said on Saturday.

Kedibone Molete was admitted to the hospital after an initial stint at the Milpark Hospital following a stampede on Tuesday as potential students vied for last-minute applications to the tertiary institution.

"The patient remains in our critical high care unit and remains stable," said Major Philip Makopo.

"I am not in a position to divulge what kind of treatment she is receiving, but her condition is stable. She doesn't have structural or spinal injuries - she is just kept under observation and her vital signs are stable.

"We will hear from the doctor on Monday as to what are the latest developments. She underwent a full body scan on Friday but we haven't yet received the results," he said.

Molete, 50, who is a fully qualified theatre nurse and member of the SA Military health service, was at UJ to help the youngest of her two children register. Her first child was already studying at a different university.

"Our policy is that if [a service member] gets injured outside military establishments, you will be treated at a military institution.

"She was accompanying her child to register like any parent would do and unfortunately she got caught up and was one of the casualties," he said.

The mother of a prospective student died and 20 other people were injured at the stampede.

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