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handcuffsNews24 reports that Limpopo's health MEC, Phopho Ramathuba, has welcomed the arrest of a man who allegedly assaulted a nurse at a clinic in Vaalwater after the nurse refused to act contrary to departmental policies.  

The man was apparently angry because the nurse refused to reissue his companion with a second birth notification form.  Since the incident, nurses stopped working night shifts.  The MEC said the arrest should serve as a warning and deterrent to anyone who dared to commit any form of criminal activity in a health facility.  The department is working with community stakeholders and organised labour to ensure that the clinic works for 24 hours again as soon as possible.

  • Read the full original report by Pelane Phakgadi at News24


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