COVID-19: Nurses suspended over patient's death

An Eastern Cape man is concerned that his family is being plagued by the coronavirus. Meanwhile four nurses at Grey Hospital have been suspended because of the death of a patient. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Four nurses at Grey Hospital in King William's Town have been suspended because of the death of a patient.

It is understood the nurses refused to help the patient suspected to have COVID-19 because they did not have proper protective gear.

One nurse who wished to remain anonymous said the suspended health workers had insufficient personal protective equipment and could not assist the patient.

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eNCA understands that there is a general meeting expected to take place later on Wednesday between hospital management and staff members in a bid to find a resolution to the issue. 

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Four nurses at Grey Hospital in King William's Town have been suspended because of the death of a patient. Courtesy #DStv403

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