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Patients forced to go without food, medicine

01 March 2013
Estelle Ellis

PATIENTS on upper floors at Port Elizabeth’s Provincial Hospital have gone without food and medicine – because the hospital has had no working lifts for the past week.

The head of the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex’s clinical services, Dr Aydin Vehbi, said yesterday the company that serviced the lifts had not been paid.

Desperately ill patients were forced to walk to their own surgeries but as there was no way to return, wards that could be accessed from the ground floor became overcrowded.

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Report Abuse Author: thirsty Date: 02 March 2013 7:44

This sounds like the first hospital to ever be built without a stairs OR IS IT JUST PATHETICALY LAZY of the staff and management to walk upstairs to take them food and medicine. I would also like Dr Vehbi show everybody where and how he has been fighting with the powers to be i.e. the MEC to get the problems resolved.

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