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Hospital to probe cancer patient case

Annamarie Tewitz’s mother claimed she battled to get surgeons to attend to her child.

Annamarie Tewitz. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A Germiston mother on Monday met with the chief executive officer of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to discuss her concerns.

This after Christa Tewitz lodged several complaints against surgeons at the facility.

The mother claimed doctors neglected to see to her daughter the day after Christmas and that her child was poorly operated on.

Annamarie Tewitz spent the better part of this year in hospital fighting cancer and her mother says she battled to get surgeons to attend to her.

Tewitz said hospital CEO Gladys Bogoshi said the little girls shouldn't have been treated the way she was by surgeons.

The seven-year-old's mother said the matter was being investigated.

While Annamarie's condition has improved, Tewitz says she will still go forward with her complaint against the hospital.

"Before they cut anybody open again, they must actually know what they're doing. They are not vets, they are doctors."

The Gauteng Health Department said it would spearhead the investigation.

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