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Security guards fired for assault on patient in KZN hospital

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Security guards fired for assault on patient in KZN hospital

Two security guards had been fired for assaulting an aged patient at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital, the provincial wisely being division acknowledged on Friday.

The incident — which a nurse had filmed — took position on Thursday at the Estcourt Hospital.

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“The two deepest security guards implicated in the video where an aged patient became assaulted had been pushed aside by their employer. The nurse who’s believed to hang filmed the incident, but did nothing else, has been positioned on precautionary suspension, pending finalisation of the investigation,” acknowledged KwaZulu-Natal wisely being division spokesperson Agiza Hlongwane.

In an earlier assertion, wisely being MEC Nomagugu Simelane condemned the incident, and became also excessive of the staff member who filmed the incident but “did not intervene” or document the topic till it became brought to her attention by a journalist.

“It’s far incredibly concerning that, instead of making administration conscious, they decided to ship out the video. In the event that they’d adopted processes, you’ll find that the patient would possibly per chance per chance per chance additionally no longer had been assaulted as severely as they were,” the MEC acknowledged.

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Security guards fired for assault on patient in KZN hospital