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healthcareTimesLive reports that security at Leratong Hospital in Mogale City will be beefed up following a spate of violent crime.  In the latest incident, there was an attempted forced entry at the hospital's casualty ward.  

Following two separate attacks at Leratong over the weekend, Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa condemned the repeated attacks on healthcare professionals by members of the public.  In the first incident, criminals allegedly stabbed a security guard at the hospital.  The second incident involved the harassment of ambulance personnel, who were threatened by people accompanying a patient who was declared dead on arrival at the facility.  Meanwhile, cellphone footage of another incident showing a nurse being harassed inside a clinic has made the rounds on social media.  Following the incidents, Ramokgopa appealed to community members to respect hospital staff.  “We urge members of the public to treat hospital staff with respect and courtesy as the officials try to do their best under very trying conditions," she stated.  The health department said it was working with police to ensure that security was beefed up over the festive season.

  • Read the full original report by Nonkululeko Njilo at TimesLive

Read the MEC’s press statement at SA Govt News


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