The hospital clerk, who was filmed drinking on the job has reportedly been suspended pending an investigation into his actions.
The Livingstone hospital clerk, who was caught on video too intoxicated to open a file, has been suspended.
Eastern Cape health department spokesperson, Lwandile Sicwetsha, confirmed the hospital clerk's suspension while they probe the incident.
In a statement, Sicwetsha added the employee was not allowed to set foot on the medical facility's premises without permission from the employer.
“The employee is not allowed within the hospital premises unless he has been authorised by the employer but has to be available anytime when needed for the investigation,” he said.
Briefly.co.za previously reported 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.
The Eastern Cape health department has confirmed the incident and spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha added they have launched an investigation.
According to public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo’s spokesperson, Mava Scott, the man would be subjected to disciplinary charges on Tuesday, Herald Live reported.
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