Patient dies after being assaulted in hospital

2015-01-24 06:00

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Johannesburg - A patient was killed in a ward at Durban's Addington Hospital after being assaulted by another patient on Friday, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said.

The attack happened in the early hours of Friday morning, spokesperson Sam Mkhwanazi said.

Police were investigating.

Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo sent his condolences to the patient's family.

He called for a briefing from hospital management and directed that an internal investigation be instituted.


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