Thobile Mdima says her life was turned upside down at hospital and claims she is now bedridden.
THOBILE Mdima went to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital to deliver her bundle of joy on 6 February 2015.
However, she came back in chronic pain. The 40-year-old from Emthebeni Village, Ndwedwe, north of Durban, said the child was delivered by caesarean section.
“A couple of days after my surgery, I started to feel severe pain and I noticed pus coming out of my punani. I was examined at Osindisweni Clinic and later referred to the same hospital. I was told to tell the nurses at the hospital to fix their mistake but they didn’t say what the problem was.”
Thobile said she overheard nurses at the hospital saying a cloth was mistakenly left inside my tummy and it had caused the wound to go septic.
“The cloth was removed and I was treated. The wound has healed but the pain won’t go away. I quit my job because I unable to stand up for more than 30 minutes.”
Health spokeswoman Ncumisa Mafunda said: “The patient has been seen and assisted by professionals on numerous occasions. It was explained what she needed to do regarding further treatment and assistance.”