MEC shocked over patient's death

2013-01-25 18:12

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.

  • sharon.booysen.5 - 2013-01-25 19:00

    Hsppening more and more in our government hospitals - do they acutally care ?????? Babies dieing etc what next ??

  • willem.dehaan.94 - 2013-01-25 19:06

    It is a statistically proved fact: more people die in hospital beds than anywhere else.

      Robin - 2013-01-25 19:52

      well of course..

  • Erna - 2013-01-25 19:11

    There's lots more happening in this country that would shock you mec - just open your ears and eyes.

  • godesha - 2013-01-25 19:14

    Why is the MEC so shocked? Does he not know what is happening in these state hospitals? I wonder when last he has set foot in one of them to see the apalling conditions and treatment that people are getting. Such a shame that that this young woman has become just another inquiry of which we will never know the outcome.

  • bless.boswell - 2013-01-25 19:45

    The presidents gold cutlery and crystal glassware is much more important than some old hospitals and patients. How he has been permitted to squander public funds is a mystery - it's a disgrace. He does not care. He has his own hospital paid for by you and I.

  • wiebrand.herbershausen - 2013-01-25 19:53

    The people will protest. They will toi-toi. They will burn tyres. They will burn hospital beds and train coaches and then... then they will make a cross next to the same party...sad, but shocking.

  • ekke.oupa - 2013-01-25 20:08

    Being shocked does not help the poor woman

  • mapula.mashamaite.3 - 2013-01-25 21:11

    so shocked ...i think wat the patient needed was blood transfusion as 1st aid she cud ve being alive today.. bt government hospitals ???MAY HER REST IN PEACE

  • mapula.mashamaite.3 - 2013-01-25 21:14

    so shocked ...i think wat the patient needed was blood transfusion as 1st aid she cud ve being alive today.. bt government hospitals ???MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

  • geraldene.smith.39 - 2013-01-25 21:39

    This is very upsetting!! Condolences to the parents and family..RIP

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-26 12:48

    To be shocked, you need a brain.

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