We want justice – botched operation patients

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One dead, three paralysed, and six on wheelchair support. A group of frustrated Batswana who were operated on by Botswana Government through a private doctor are accusing the state of negligence following botched operations.

Now four of the patients are suing government in a class action suit. The quartet, Margret Morapedi, 61, Ntombiekhaya Mpofu, 54, David Kiberu, 41, and Daniel Tlhomelang, 46, have served the Ministry of Health intends to sue following the incident.

This week, following a failed attempt to meet with Minister of Health Edwin Dikoloti after waiting for over 10 hours, the patients called on The Monitor to share their heartbreaking story.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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