Marina never contacted family of neglected patient

Gabane funeral for Modisane Sekgee. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE
Gabane funeral for Modisane Sekgee. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE

The identity of the asthma patient who died after Princess Marina Hospital nurses neglected him has been revealed. He is 69-year-old Modisane Sekgee of Gabane.

A visitor to Marina, Gontle Kwelo blew the whistle via Facebook after he saw the patient being ignored by nurses as he kicked and struggled for breath before falling head down from his bed. Kwelo, with the help of five security guards who were sent to chase him away, helped the patient back to bed before a doctor certified him dead few minutes later.

On Thursday, members of the bereaved family told The Monitor in Gabane that they are disappointed with the hospital management who failed to deal with the negligence of their staff.

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