‘The pain is unbearable’ – Patient waits four months for surgery ‘due to load shedding’

November 18, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

There are concerns about lives being lost due to medical procedures being delayed when hospitals experience load shedding. One patient in the middle of the surgical backlog is Danie Smit, who was injured in a hit-and-run incident on 1 March, 2018, when he stopped to change a flat tyre. “I got out to inspect my tyre and took a jack from the backseat. The last thing I remember was closing the door,” he said. “The next day, I woke up in a hospital in Rustenburg.” Smit broke his legs, ribs, shoulder and big toe. He also lost three teeth and…