A video has been shared on social media which shows a hospital employee drinking on the job, to the extent that he could not open a patient's file.
Last week, a video was posted on social media which showed a hospital employee under the influence as he drank from a bottle while on duty.
According to Times LIVE, it has been confirmed that the incident took place at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth.
Briefly.co.za gathered the Eastern Cape health department has confirmed the incident and spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha, added they have launched an investigation.
"His conduct on duty is unacceptable and is condemned," he said, adding: "Internal process will now unfold to deal with the conduct of the employee whilst on duty... The matter has been referred to labour relations to attend to it."
South Africans were left disgusted by the video and they called for the man to be fired.
Laura Chelini wrote: "As far as l know, drinking alcohol on duty is a firing offence. Please send this video to hospital management, provincial health dept and share on social media."
Gill V D Merwe commented: "No surprise there!!! that hospital is the most disgusting place I have ever been, and the staff don't care about anybody that is brought in, if it was something serious you would die, even then they wouldn't ever notice that you were dead."
Dolores Coullie added: "Ag... fire him. He does not value his job."
Beverley Anne Christian said: "Fired on the spot. Horrendous."
Take a look at the video below:
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