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KZN nurse suspended after abusive video goes viral

A 30-second video clip showing a KwaZulu-Natal nurse verbally abusing a patient at Umlazi's Prince Mshiyeni Hospital has resulted in her suspension.

The Times reports that the clip – seemingly captured by another patient – has been shared extensively on social media and shows the nurse severely admonishing a patient in his hospital bed.

KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu is quoted in the report as saying that she was shocked and appalled by the nurse’s apparent attitude, and has declared there is no place for such conduct within the department. She said patients came to health facilities out of a desperate need to receive care and support. "Every nurse takes a pledge whereby they solemnly swear to commit themselves to the service of humanity. In the pledge, they promise to endeavour to practise their profession with conscience and dignity."

She said the identified nurse had been placed on immediate suspension.

[link url="https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-11-18-watch-why-are-you-so-insolent-you-piece-of-sh-kzn-nurse-suspended-for-verbal-attack-on-patient/"]The Times report[/link]

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