Footage has emerged of mothers sleeping on the floor in Mamelodi Hospital’s maternity ward. The mothers there have expressed their fear of contracting the COVID-19. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG – Being a new mother is stressful enough without have to fear contracting COVID-19.
An overcrowded maternity ward at Mamelodi Hospital in Gauteng has raised concerns.
eNCA spoke exclusively to a patient after receiving shocking visuals from concerned family members.
The Gauteng Health Department said the patients were moved moments after the video was brought to their attention by the channel.
The maternity ward is referred to as “Marikana” and between 30 and 40 women are crammed into one ward.
Beds are assigned to those who have been at the hospital for the longest and age.
Mothers report that they are worried about transferring the COVID-19 virus to their infant children.
eNCA showed footage of the overcrowded conditions to the Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku.
At first, he doubted the validity of the source of the footage.
Masuku later explained the overcrowding resulted from patients being diverted from Tshwane District Hospital to other health facilities, including Mamelodi Hospital
Masuku said the hospital CEO has apologized to the women for the conditions.
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