Nkhensani hospital allegedly sends patients home

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The hospital is accused of failing to accommodate patients. It is alleged some of the patients had been sleeping on the floor.  Photo supplied.  

By Angie Nkuna
news.giyaniview@mailbox.co.za

GIYANI- A dozens of patients at Nkhensani Hospital in Giyani were allegedly being sent home last Saturday. According to our source patients were told that Nkhensani hospital pharmacy staff members didn’t report to work on the day.

The hospital is accused of failing to accommodate patients. It is alleged some of the patients had been sleeping on the floor since there’s apparently no enough beds for them.

Meanwhile, patients at the Dzumeri Health Centre outside the town of Giyani are being advised to go buy medication for themselves. This after the clinic had reportedly run out of medication since January this year.

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Giyani View understands that the challenge faced by the health centre has been recurring since there’s no vehicle stationed in the Dzumeri health centre.

According to the insider, they used to have a vehicle at Dzumeri health centre which has since been sold out, although there apparently was no need to sell it.

“Some of the medications are still available at Nkhensani Hospital, but since we don’t have a car in the centre, it’s difficult for us to offer services to the patients,” alleged our mole.

The Dzumeri Health Centre offers at least 15 essential services, including emergency services. It’s alleged all the patients have one help desk to register their names, collect their medical record files, which apparently contribute to service delays.
Limpopo Department of health spokesperson, Neil Shikwambana wasn’t reached for a comment at the time of going to press.

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