The burning issue that has been doing the rounds in the country is the alleged negligence that was apparently done by a Princess Marina staff member ending up with the patient dying. The hospital has taken it to their Facebook page to address the issue. They started by acknowledging these allegations which are circulating in social media about a mother who died after undergoing a caesarean section operation.
According to the hospital management, they take these allegations very seriously and have instituted investigations on the matter. “We would like to thank members of the community who continue to share with us incidents that happen within the hospital of which management is not aware of. We take issues posted on various communication mediums seriously. We act when we see such and have assisted a lot of individuals who needed our help,” they said.
The hospital has contacted the individual who posted the matter on Motherhood Facebook page and is assisting them with investigations. “If investigations show negligence, appropriate action will be taken. However we would like to inform the general public that once investigations are completed, due process will be followed. We will also notify our stakeholder’s i.e. Botswana Health Professions Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana as well as Ministry of Health & Wellness,” management said.
Princess Marina Hospital assured the public that they subscribe to Millennium Development Goals number 4 and 5. Millennium Development Goal 4 focuses on reduction of child mortality while No. 5 is about improving maternal health. Princess Marina Hospital also subscribes to the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) which states that No Woman should die while giving birth.
For more information please contact Princess Marina Hospital Communications and Public Relations at +267 362 1802.