A homeless man died outside a Tshwane hospital after being denied help and the report sparked quite the reaction.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za revealed the Tshwane Health District has seen yet another incident of ill-treatment of patients by staff at a hospital in the city. In the latest incident, a homeless man died on the steps of the Tshwane District Hospital on Tuesday night.
The man had allegedly been refused emergency services because he was “dirty” and “stank”. A car guard apparently pleaded for him to be assisted, but he died after 2 hours lying outside the hospital, with no hospital staff willing to help him.
The news sparked quite the reaction from our readers and we decided to take a look at some of the comments.
Vee Mbuyisa Dyakopu wrote: "Our health system has collapsed and no actions will be taken against those who refused to help the poor guy."
Vuyo Stemela said: "Whether you are homeless or not when you go to hospital. The staff should assist you, as is their job to do so. I wonder why they have to send the poor man back."
Ronni Madola commented: "Investigations should be conducted and everyone who was working that time should be suspended and should be dismissed. DA it's your time to act now."
Mabel Wami Serole wrote: "Honestly the nurses they don't take us seriously and they don't treat us well not at all."
Zodwa Letanke added: "The are so many graduates out there who are seriously looking for jobs, fire those who don't want to work and give it to those who are desperately looking for work."
Martin Bekker commented: "So sad there the majority have no compassion for fellow human beings in this world anymore, and it is getting worse!"
Masechaba More wrote: "But they pledged that they will serve the people of SA with dignity. Now they choose who to be served."
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