Health department sends condolences

2017-02-16 06:01

THE South Coast Fever published a story about a bakkie accident on the toll road on the R61 last week, where pupils were injured, and one dying in hospital due to critical injuries.

Port Shepstone Regional Hospital Phumza Morai sent out a media statement from the provincial health department which conveyed condolences to the affected families especially those of Samkelisiwe Thando Ndovela (6), who died.

The statement read as follows: KZN Department of Health spokesperson Sam Mkwanazi stated they would like to send condolences to the family of the deceased victim and wish a speedy recovery to the patients who were involved in the accident that happened on R61 highway between Margate and Shelly Beach, on the KZN South Coast.

“The Port Shepstone Hospital Casualty Unit received nine school children who were involved in a motor vehicle accident that morning. The clinical personnel worked tirelessly to stabilise them, but unfortunately a six-year-old girl did not make it due to the serious head injuries sustained. “Doctors are still trying their best to stabilise the rest.

They are also critical as they sustained head injuries coupled with deep bruises and broken limbs. The hospital will endeavour to render the necessary care to the patients who are critically injured.”

In last week’s report it was mentioned that three pupils were badly injured, including the deceased, Samkelisiwe and the other two were in the intensive care unit and have received visits from various municipal officials, school personnel.

The MEC of Transport Mxolisi Kaunda is expected to Samkelisiwe’s funeral in KwaNzimakwe. On Tuesday Port Shepstone Regional Hospital confirmed that the two pupils had been discharged.

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