- A man from Khayelitsha shared his sadness over the fact that he lost his aunt recently
- He claims that when she wanted to seek help, their local clinic turned them away and said she was not that ill
- They advised her to go home and drink water, but she later passed away
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A man has taken to social media to grieve his aunt who recently passed away. He said that they were turned away at a clinic in Khayelitsha as her condition was not thought to be serious.
Twitter user Stha_Tomose shared pictures of his aunt with the caption:
"My aunt passed away today. Yesterday I took her to clinic, we were turned away, they told us that she's not that serious. They said she must drink more water."
His post went viral on social media and while many were sympathetic, others were outraged by what allegedly happened to the family. Twitter user mahle_lee said:
"The same thing happened to my mom, they just gave her pills then she past from cardiac arrest the next day."
"I am so sorry to hear that... sincere condolences."
"My gran passed away about 3 weeks back, she went to the clinic, they told she must go home and drink garlic water... I'm sorry, the health system failed us."
"Sorry for your loss, strength to you and your family. Sad state of our health system."
"Condolences to you Sitha and the family, you must write to Minister of Health and address this."
Others went as far as tagging the Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize in the post.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Durban woman took to social media to share her pain with the world after losing her father to Covid-19. The man succumbed to the deadly virus after a 39-day battle. Thea Harman never thought her family would be among the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. They had to watch him slowly deteriorate until machines were keeping him alive.
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