News 14.7.2016 02:47 pm

Nurses ‘not attending’ to patients at Krugersdorp hospital

Patients are waiting in queues at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo hospital. Photo Supplied

Patients are waiting in queues at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo hospital. Photo Supplied

Eyewitnesses report that nurses at the hospital have not reported for duty for the past two days.

It is alleged DR Yusuf Hospital nurses in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, say they are tired of attending to patients because doctors are not there.

Ongoing reports suggest, however, that there is an alleged strike taking place at the hospital.

Krugersdorp News received tip-offs from several members of the community who have visited the hospital in the past two days, and according to eyewitnesses, doctors and nurses have not reported for duty in the past two days, and the management of the hospital is also not available.

Monica Daka, who was taking her 62-year-old mother to the hospital for a monthly treatment yesterday, said she had to go back again today because patients were standing in queues without getting any assistance from the staff.

“The nurses would not let us in. They said they are tired of attending to patients because doctors are not there. Yesterday, only two doctors showed up,” she said.

Reasons for the alleged strike remain unclear. The Gauteng Department of Health spokesperson Steve Mabona as well as the hospital have yet to comment on the matter.

– Caxton News Service

 

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