Janine Meiring rushes to hospital on Christmas day, feeling that something is not well with her unborn baby. She is referred to another facility because of known complications with previous pregnancies and births.
What is wrong with this scenario? Should a large facility like Pretoria West Hospital not be qualified for this type of emergency - gosh, Obstetrics!
At the second facility, Kalafong Hospital, she has to undergo a sonar. The medical person- I find it difficult to call him Doctor as this title is normally reserved for someone that values human life and has compassion for those in pain, ignores all the signs of a woman that is already progressed far into labor.
He virtually forces her to get up after the sonar test, he then prevents her from sitting or lying down on the floor, subsequently instructs her not to attempt to cup her hand(s) between her legs Why? (This action is an instinctive attempt to prevent the baby from falling) even I am aware of this.
The baby slips out and bounces on it's head, the umbilical cord is torn and it subsequently dies from blood loss and suffocation. (according to a pediatrician)
I merely qualified as an Ops-Medic when I did my military training. (in 1975/6)
I assisted with three births in Angola (one with some complications) after only receiving theoretical training on this subject, all the babies and their mothers were healthy and well afterwards mostly because I cared.
Point is: this medical person should be stripped of the privilege to treat any living being, animal or human as he has no regard for life, in fact he has a Callous disregard for his profession and all it stands for.
He is mentally not qualified to work with healthy people, let alone those who seek medical attention.
I sincerely hope that Janine will not only consider charges against this person but put everything she has behind an attempt to get rid of this doc........- sorry can't get myself to write it. Hopefully someone else will be spared the same or some other mistreatment by said person.