GP Health takes action against 3 Rahima Moosa nurses
Action is being taken against 3 nurses who allegedly ignored a woman who went into premature labour.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Quedani Mahlangu says disciplinary action is being taken against three nurses at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, who allegedly ignored and mistreated a woman who went into premature labour and lost her baby.
A team has been set up by the department to investigate claims that the nurses refused to help the woman who gave birth by herself last week and also refused to help her while her baby was still alive.
Eyewitness News spoke to a patient who gave a chilling account of how the mother begged nurses to help her baby, but instead they told her to stop crying.
It's alleged the baby died while other patients in the ward fought with medical staff trying to get assistance.
Mahlangu says strong action will be taken against the staff who failed to help the woman.
"We're going to discipline three nurses concerned and also we're going to just continue to deal with the negative attitude associated with our maternity unit across the province."
LISTEN: Reporter Mia Lindeque tells 702's John Robbie how patients described to _ EWN _ scenes of horror as nurses at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital apparently ignored the cries of a woman who went into premature labour and lost her baby.