Residents warned to avoid Dobsonville clinic

Denosa has urged Dobsonville residents not to use Itireleng Clinic following the death of a baby.

FILE: Denosa has urged Dobsonville residents not to use Itireleng Clinic following the death of a baby.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has warned Dobsonville residents in Soweto not to use the Itireleng Clinic and rather use other clinics in surrounding areas.

This comes after the death of a newborn baby at the hospital on Friday afternoon, apparently because of dangerous conditions inside the Soweto facility and malfunctioning machinery.

The organisation also says the incident was the fourth in just four days.

The infant died shortly after being delivered outside the clinic.

Denosa's Simphiwe Gada says, "We would advise Dobsonville residents to go to Mofolo Clinic or Zola Clinic. They should avoid Itireleng Clinic because of the state the facility is in. In fact, I can safely say that the lives of Dobsonville residents are in danger because this clinic is dysfunctional."