Missing: dept blames families

2010-03-12 00:00

THE Health Department has blamed inattentive family members for problems like the disappearance of a patient from Northdale Hospital.

When relatives of Henry Ndlovu (37) arrived at the hospital, they were told Ndlovu had left without informing the hospital staff on February 17.

Ndlovu is of slim build, with a fair complexion and short hair, and was last seen wearing hospital pyjamas.

He is in urgent need of medical attention, and the public are urged to contact police with any information on the man’s whereabouts.

The department has advised next-of-kin and relatives to keep regular contact with hospitalised loved ones, to avoid cases where patients ready for discharge remain uncollected.

“We urge relatives to be in constant contact with our hospitals to get updates on how a patient is responding to treatment and care provided,” said head of department, Dr Sibon­gile Zungu.

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