Mom lays fees after hospital’s ‘assault and neglect of her new child’

Mphithi mentioned shortly earlier than 6pm on Thursday: “Proper now I am on the Moffatview police station with the lady who was assaulted. She’s simply opened a case. She’s reported the assault, after which she’s reporting negligence in the direction of the child contained in the hospital.”

He mentioned that he had been involved with the Gauteng well being division concerning the matter, which it mentioned it might examine.

Provincial well being spokesperson Kwara Kekana mentioned: “The division will look into the matter.”

Describing the incident, Mphithi mentioned: “It occurred final night time [Wednesday] on the hospital. She was assaulted outdoors, by the doorway. After that, as soon as that had occurred, her water broke. She was screaming and making an attempt to get help from workers on the hospital, however no-one helped her. I spoke to the physician and the excuse was that he was in theatre so he did not know what was taking place.”

He mentioned that the kid “has a mark on his again, I am considering from the autumn”.

“We have taken an image and proven the police. The newborn is ok. They took him for X-rays this morning. I’ll get a second opinion as a result of it was a ruckus on the hospital this morning,” mentioned Mphithi.

He mentioned he was making an attempt to get assist from the Fee for Gender Equality for the lady, saying she was from an underprivileged background. The fee had agreed to help, he mentioned.