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nursing thumb medium90 93News24 reports that two nurses from Buxedene Clinic, near Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), have been suspended for allegedly failing to assist a pregnant woman shortly before she gave birth.  

The woman later gave birth to a baby boy when the minibus taxi driver who had taken her to the clinic helped to deliver the baby in the taxi on the side of the road.  After the birth, he placed the child on the seat and asked the mother to make sure he didn't fall off.  He drove to some nearby local homesteads, where a group of elders helped him cut the umbilical cord and put the baby in a blanket.  He then took them to a hospital.  KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said on Saturday:  "The nurses have been accused of not only denying that the young woman was about to go into labour, but of being dismissive and using rude language, and also refusing to call an ambulance."  Simelane-Zulu said the suspension would "enable the investigation to take place without hindrance".

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24
  • Read too, ‘Hero’ taxi driver helps mom give birth, at TimesLIVE

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