Investigation needed for knife in head patient

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Health Spokesman

An investigation is needed into the allegation that a man died at Tembisa Hospital without being treated for three days with a knife stuck in his head.

According to a report, Mr Moses Chauke was a admitted to the hospital last week on Sunday and  died on Tuesday morning.

Nurses allegedly said they could not do anything and they had to wait for a specialist doctor.

This is a horrific story that highlights continuing poor treatment in Gauteng hospitals.

It’s why the Gauteng Health department faces 336 court cases for medical negligence, with claims totalling R1.9 billion.

We need to know the facts about this incident, and the steps taken to ensure that quality treatment is always provided.