Ill baby denied healthcare at state hospitals, as a result of very arrogant medical employees the infant died – death could have been prevented if medical team chose to do their job properly

A Pietermaritzburg woman’s impassioned plea for nurses at two city hospitals to help her very ill infant fell on deaf ears and hours later the five-month-old baby died.

After his mother was turned away from two state hospitals — Grey’s and Northdale — baby Brody Lee Bezuidenhout could not hold on any longer and died.

The grieving family told The Witness on Monday that had he been attended to urgently they believe Brody Lee would still be alive today.

The five-month-old baby died at Edendale Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after his family were allegedly earlier turned away by nurses at Grey’s and Northdale Hospitals.

A series of tests later revealed that baby Brody Lee had contracted bacterial meningitis. His bereaved aunt, Janine Kemp, said the infant woke up crying on Saturday night. The mother noticed that the baby was running a very high fever and could not calm down.

When he continued to cry, they knew
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Algemene Bestuurder van die Raad van Mediese skemas word geskors daarna aan die lig gekom het dat hy raad mislei het rondom besluite geneem ten gunste van seker organisasies

Algemene Bestuurder van die Raad van Mediese skemas word geskors daarna aan die lig gekom het dat hy raad mislei het rondom besluite geneem ten gunste van seker organisasies

Die Raad van Mediese Skemas het hul Algemene Bestuurder, Stehen Mmatli geskors.

Hy word daarvan beskuldig dat hy die Raad doelbewus mislei het rondom besluite wat geneem is ten gunste van sekere organisasies.

Hy is glo finansieel vergoed vir die “gunste” wat hy aan die partye betoon het en dui op die korrupsie wat tans die nuusblaaie se voorblad oorheers.

“’N Fluitjieblaaier het beweer dat Mmatli die reguleerder van die mediese skemasbedryf doelbewus mislei het om besluite ten gunste van sekere organisasies te neem. Hy het na bewering finansieel in ruil gebring. Die erns van die bewerings het sy opskorting as ‘n voorsorgmaatreël geregverdig om die reguleerder in staat te stel om doen die ondersoek sonder enige inmenging, “het die CMS in ‘n v
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Doctors get a lifeline as government considers shortening internships from two years to one

Shortening doctors’ internships from two years to one is being mooted to alleviate the strain in the training of doctors.

Health department spokesperson Popo Maja said: “What we know is that one of the health stakeholders did entertain the idea of internship training being reviewed. But it is too early for us to say anything about it.”

Two-year internships help medical students translate their theoretical knowledge into practice under the supervision of experienced doctors after their studies. One-year community service helps provide health care to under-served areas.

South African Medical Association (Sama) chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee said there was currently a bottleneck, with too few internships to accommodate medical students graduating in SA and abroad, especially in Cuba.

“Where does one place that large amount of people coming in, plus these who you have already?” Coetzee said. “There is a big b
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