Parents say baby died due to (Chiawelo) clinic’s negligence

A Soweto couple has accused Chiawelo Clinic nurses of causing the death of their newly born baby after the mother gave birth in a toilet.

Agatha Ngubane (36) and Israel Mudau (37) are looking for looking for answers from the Gauteng Department of Health following the death of little Orifha Siphesihle Mudau. Ngubane she said she had gone into labour on February 9 and when she arrived at the clinic nurses at the reception told her to wait. “I arrived at the clinic at 6.30am and I was only attended to by 7.30am. “After waiting for more than an hour, a nurse came to me and asked me to lay down on the bed. She started examining me by assessing my blood pressure and listening for a heartbeat,” said Ngubane. “We both could not hear any heartbeat.” The nurse left the room, she said. While she was gone, Ngubane said she had gone to the toilet a number of times. …more

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