- New mom was not allowed to see her baby for a whole day after giving birth at Moses Kotane Hospital, to find that her child's arm was broken.
- The medical staffs response to the broken arm was that the doctor was apologetic for the mistake.
- The situation is under investigation as the mother wants justice against the ill treatment of her and her baby.
Lebogang Setshotloe gave birth to her first child at Moses Kotane Hospital to give birth to her first child. Being a first time mom, she expected the experience of giving birth to her first child, would be a beautiful and happy experience, but it was the complete opposite.
Lebogang is a 21 year old from Phatsima, outside Rustenburg, North West. After giving birth to her baby girl, she was taken away from Lebogang. She was not allowed to see her daughter until the next day and then found out that her tiny babies arm was broken.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Labogang felt that the hospital had failed her.
The day after her caesarian, Lebogang asked why her babies arm was broken as the caesarian should not have caused that and the response she got was that the doctor was sorry for the mistake.
Lebogang says that the story is all a lie as the doctor did not even examine her daughter after the birth.
“Why was I not informed about what had happened as the mum of the child? This makes me really angry,” she said.
“I want the doctor and the hospital to come and explain to me how my baby’s arm was broken.
“I want to know what happened.”
Lebogang expressed that the horrific experience shows just how little the hospital cares and just how ill-treated patients are.
Jacob Kobedi, Lebogang’s uncle, was horrified at the experience.
“We want the hospital to take full responsibility for the damage caused by the doctor.
“What they did and how they handled the situation doesn’t show any professionalism.”
Tebogo Lekgethwane, the North West Spokesperson, ensured Lebogang and her family, that the situation was under investigation and they will follow up with the matter in a thorough manner in order to get to the bottom of it.
Have you ever been mistreated at a hospital? Visit our Facebook page where you can leave a comment.