Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
10 Sep 2021
8:40 am

Family to sue department after baby born at clinic gate dies

Alex Japho Matlala

The department said the clinic in which the baby was born was not operating on a 24-hour basis.

A young woman from Limpopo gave birth outside the hospital.

The family of a baby who died a day after she was born outside a clinic in Musina wants the department of health in Limpopo to pay for its negligence. The family wants the department, under MEC Phophi Ramathuba, to pay them millions of rands for criminal negligence. A case of culpable homicide has also been opened against a nurse who refused to help the pregnant woman to deliver the baby. The nurse allegedly told security guards at the hospital it was still very early and that she was still sleeping. The woman was then forced to deliver the baby...