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hospersaNews24 reports that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Friday called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a deadly attack on a nurse the week before last.  

General Secretary Noel Desfontaines said the nurse was attacked by a relative of a patient who had died on Saturday.  The nurse had been caring for the dying patient at the Odi Hospital in Mabopane, north of Gauteng.  "The reason for the anger was that there were visitors around when the patient was discovered dead," Desfontaines said.  He indicated that a family member slammed the nurse's head against a wall and started strangling her.  The nurse died after the attack.  "Hospersa bemoans the circumstances that led to this dangerous situation," Desfontaines said.

  • This short report by Iavan Pijoos is at News24


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