Three doctors and a nurse suspended after infants hand amputated

Three doctors and a nurse have been suspended at the Bernice Samuel Hospital in Delmas, Mpumalanga.

Their suspension comes after an infant had her hand amputated following admission for a case of diarrhoea.

The child’s mother says Medical staff decided to insert a drip for the two-week-old infant because she was dehydrated.

A few days later, her daughter’s hand started turning purple.

Upon questioning nursing staff, she was repeatedly assured that the hand would return to normal.

The baby’s arm was then amputated a few days later at the Witbank Hospital.

The Mpumalanga provincial authorities have admitted to a possible case of negligence.