UTH has killed my aunt

UTH has killed my aunt

Dear Editor
I wish to register my disappointment through you about the work attitude by most health personnel at UTH and state out-rightly that the same is making Government unpopular. I wish to state from the onset that I am of sound mind even as I write.
I have today; 22nd November 2018 at 18:05 hours lost my aunt (Ms. Loveness Kantu) who was admitted in UTH’s ward E22 at bed 10. My aunt was referred to UTH from Kanyama Level 1 Hospital on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 for suspected Pneumonia. The patient was in a critical condition such that she was not able to do anything (even eat or drink).

I wish to SUBMIT that my aunt has not died of Pneumonia but killed by UTH staff; it was purely negligence. During the 8 days my aunt was in Hospital she did not receive any medical attention (not panadol or anything) except for a Doctor visiting the bed and without doing any test just write on the patient card that, “not able to walk/stand’. The situation was deteriorating every moment of the passing day. Not giving anything could mean something to them but what is annoying is how they finally killed her.
I got to see her at 16:40 and found that a nurse on duty had been told of her worsening condition over an hour ago and that she only came to put a cannula and left for ages. I was further told that the Doctor who saw her in the morning told my grandmother that the results of the 4 blood samples they took on Monday went missing and that they will take some samples again and wait for the results. Next the I inquired about the blood the patient was waiting for 4 days and was (understandably) the nurses told me to go the Blood Bank myself and was told to get back at  19 hours.
That aside the next thing I saw was my aunt gasping for breath and that’s when the nurses started moving and their ‘moving’ was not good enough, my patient die.

It is in the best interest for Government to check the operations of UTH
Cheers

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