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healthcareOFM News reports that the University of the Free State (UFS) on Monday said medical students would return to Pelonomi Hospital following their engagements with the health department over safety measures.  

The university’s vice-chancellor Professor Francis Petersen said they had agreed on immediate and medium-term safety and security measures which would at least ensure its students and other personnel, as well as patients, were safe.  This after the training of medical students from the university was suspended following an alleged attempted rape of an intern doctor and an apparent armed robbery of another doctor last week.  In the first incident, a 24-year-old doctor bit off a man’s tongue as he attempted to rape her while she was in one of the overnight staff quarters last Tuesday.  The second incident was on Saturday morning, when a 44-year-old female doctor reported she was robbed at gunpoint by four armed men.  Addressing the media on Monday, Petersen confirmed that medical students would return to Pelonomi and that immediate interventions, which included beefed-up security, more CCTV cameras, fixed security locks and limited access control to the premises, would be put in place.

  • Read the full original of Katleho Morapela’s report on this story at The Citizen


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