Molepolole family sue MoH for P1.9m


A Molepolole family has slapped the Ministry of Health (MoH) with a P1, 9 million claim for alleged negligence by a Scottish Livingstone Hospital nurse who administered an injection on their new born child.

In the statutory notice of intention to sue, the family lawyer, Martin Dingake, said on 3 March, 2015 immediately after first plaintiff, a 20 year-old old mother, gave birth to third plaintiff, the nurse administered an injection for vitamin K (insulin) on the infant. The medical records of small child show that the injection was post delivery and given at birth. Dingake said it seemed the claimants have not been sufficiently informed that upon administering the injection by the nurse and when the syringe was withdrawn, the needle remained stuck in the right thigh of baby. The nurse was not able to immediately trace it.

The lawyer said the said nurse took baby for an X-ray where the needle could be seen inside the baby’s thigh. There have been two further subsequent X-rays conducted on the baby which all show the movement of the needle inside the thigh. In some instances the needle is lying horizontally and in others, vertically. In the latest X-ray the needle is moving in the upper direction of third claimant’s body.

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