The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on Provincial Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to launch a full-scale investigation after a patient died at Durban's Addington Hospital, after allegedly being stabbed by another patient in the early hours of today.
"The IFP is appalled by this. The incident also explains why there are so many negligence claims against the provincial health department. KwaZulu-Natal Health can ill-afford this," said IFP Spokesperson on Health, Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana, MPL.
"The IFP expects the MEC to launch an immediate enquiry into the above incident and to ensure that swift action is taken against those responsible. Nursing staff must account for where they were during the alleged stabbing. The MEC must treat these incidents with the gravity they deserve," concluded Mrs Nkwanyana.
The IFP again calls on the Department of Health to install CCTV cameras in all hospital precincts because it believes that manpower is not sufficient to monitor the safety of patients, visitors and hospital staff.
Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL,
IFP Spokesperson on Health, 084 736 5183 / 078 302 3991
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