A Limpopo hospital is in such a state of disrepair that a doctor has taken to begging for donations to improve conditions for patients.
This act of caring, however, has led to the department coming down on him with threats of disciplinary action.
Patients at the WF Knobel Hospital in Ga-Matlala outside Polokwane have to brave icy winter nights sleeping in wards with broken windows, leading doctor LE Rambuwane to write a letter urging people to help him raise R15 000 to buy and install 50 heaters in the paediatric wards.
“It is with great sadness and embarrassment having to write this letter to you,” his letter starts.
“I serve in a public hospital, which lacks many things, and with very little support from the powers that be…” it continues, before his plea for the public to donate.
He hoped to raise R15 000, which would be used to buy heaters to be mounted in the paediatric wards. At the moment, he said, the patients were waiting with bated bre