NATIONAL NEWS - The board members of RK Khan Hospital are calling for an independent investigation, following the emergence of a horrific video of an elderly patient, who was found with a maggot infestation in his mouth.
The video has since gone viral on social media.
In a statement, Rev Cyril Pillay, on behalf of the hospital board, said, “I want to personally apologise to the family for the maggot infestation. This should not have happened in our institution, which is one of the busiest and most productive hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. We call for an independent investigation to reveal the truth of this sad incident and if heads must roll, so be it. I sympathise with the bereaved family and seek justice for them also. I support their endeavours to get to the bottom of this.”
The statement further indicated that the hospital is a 534-bed facility, catering to the medical and surgical needs of the local and surrounding community.
“With multiple admissions, discharges, major surgical procedures, births, cardiac and diabetic management and quality auxiliary medical care on a daily basis, this single incident should not have happened,” added Pillay.