Public protector's shock at tales of 'abuse'
This was revealed to Madonsela by residents at Ngqamakhwe TRC Hall near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. Her office had organised residents to discuss with her matters affecting them including health and poverty. Sivuyile Mekeni, a resident of KwaNohameya village in Ngqamakhwe, said he was turned away several times by the Ngqamakhwe Referral Hospital.
Madonsela was dismayed to be told by Doris Bavuma a resident of Mekeni in Ngqamakhwe, how a nurse and a doctor at Butterworth Hospital laughed at her when she accompanied her terminally ill husband to the hospital. I took him to the hospital and when I got there to tell the nurses, one of them (a nurse) laughed at me.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online