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nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that three nurses accused of turning away a heavily pregnant woman who then gave birth at the entrance of a Mamelodi clinic have been fired.  

The Gauteng department of health confirmed that the nurses pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct after they refused to attend to 46-year-old Elina Maseko at Mamelodi East's Stanza Bopape Clinic on 30 June.  Maseko gave birth outside the clinic in full view of passers-by.  But a spokesperson for Gauteng health MEC advised that the nurses had appealed their sanction of dismissal.  Maseko told Sowetan that she was feeling better that action had been taken against the nurses who humiliated her.  "This is a lesson to others so that what happened to me cannot be experienced by any other patient in future.  They deserve to be punished for their conduct simply because nurses are trusted with taking care of our lives when we are not feeling well."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thomo Nkgadima at SowetanLive

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