"God help the patients": Photos show hospital's dilapidated state

"God help the patients": Photos show hospital's dilapidated state

- The South African Human Rights Commission paid a visit to Messina Hospital recently

- What they found during the visit to the Limpopo hospital were shocking conditions and a high vacancy rate

- The images had social media up in arms, with questions raised over whether it was a lack of funding or mismanagement that had led to the situation

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SAHR Commission Chair Bongani Majola led a visit to Limpopo's Messina Hospital to inspect health facilities.

The Commission revealed that there is currently a 54% vacancy rate at the public hospital, hinting that the facility has less than half the staff needed to function.

During the visit, toilets were found in a 'bad state', with frozen food in the freezer that was meant to feed those who were in the hospital's care.

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South Africans took to social media to condemn the grim conditions facing those who were forced to make use of the hospital

@OneNation70290 asked - Question: Will the manager of the hospital face disciplinary action and get fired? Will his or her superiors face disciplinary action? Will there be consequences?
To which @Unathi_Kwaza responded - No. He or she's probably a cadre deployed of the ANC.

@DMbangy said this had been something residents of Messina had been waiting on:

Long awaited move, I stay in Messina. 1. The casualty section is very bad in service, with nurses always eating & gossiping while patients are left unattended. 2. The casualty section has nurses harassing patients, especially foreign nationals and young girls.

@ModimaMaphuti claimed that lack of leadership had led to the dire situation:

Lack of leadership from provincial office and lack of political will to address the dire situation. Its worse than hell. People in jail enjoy more than vulnerable patients nowadays.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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