“Dirty and stank”: Tshwane Hospital refuses to help homeless man on edge of death

Tshwane District Hospital is involved in a scandal with a homeless man’s death as the facility allegedly refused to help him when it was possible.

The accusations of ill-treatment were initially voiced by DA Gauteng spokesperson on Social Development Crezane Bosch, who claimed that the medical staff had kicked the patient out of the clinic as he had been “dirty and stank”.

Due to his critical condition, the citizen died several hours later. Even after that, the police, hospital and morgue services were extremely slow to respond.

“Once the staff of the hospital was informed that the man had died, the hospital, morgue and the SAPS (SA Police Service) refused to assist,” Bosch stated.

The local health authorities have confirmed that the matter was under investigation.

“Our health facilities are open to all people and no patient should be denied services at any of our facilities,” Kwara Kekana, the spokesperson for Health MEC Bandile Masuku, claimed.

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