Durban woman dies in hospital after being ignored by staff for hours

Durban woman dies in hospital after being ignored by staff for hours

A Durban woman has reportedly died in a government hospital after being ignored for hours.

The woman, Ncamisile Yekwa, was taken to King Dinuzulu Hospital along with her sister.

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Her sister, Nontlonipho, says they had to wait for over an hour in a queue, during which time Ncamisile's condition deteriorated. She added that nurses had no interested in Ncamisile, even after she could no longer stand.

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Ncamisile passed away later that day, according to IOL.

A spokesperson for the Health Department has since expressed shock over the incident and has said that the matter was being looked into.

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Additionally, Dr Imran Keeka, the DA's health spokesperson, has demanded that action be taken against those responsible for Ncamisile's lack of care.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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