SAHRC to probe Mamelodi hospital after alleged abuse

File: Martha Marais appeared in a video that went viral. She was tied to a bench at the Mamelodi hospital.

File: Martha Marais appeared in a video that went viral. She was tied to a bench at the Mamelodi hospital.

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TSHWANE - The South African Human Rights Commission will be visiting the Mamelodi Hospital on Tuesday.

The visit follows an incident where a 76-year-old patient was tied to a bench in the hospital's waiting area.

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A video of the incident went viral, sparking outrage and prompting an investigation.

The commission says there have been several complaints of ill-treatment of patients by medical staff.

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A preliminary report into the incident shows standard operating restraint procedures weren't followed.

Four hospital officials including two doctors have been placed on special leave.

Source
eNCA