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Female doctor attacked after patient dies after procedure

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Mar 1, 2020

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Durban - A female doctor was assaulted after a patient she had operated on, died shortly after the medical procedure. 

Reports began circulating on various media platforms that a group of men stormed the Lenmed Nu Shifa Hospital in Sydenham and attacked the doctor. The doctor, believed to be a gynaecologist was violently attacked and suffered serious injuries. 

According to a statement from the hospital, the relevant authorities are investigating the matter and the hospital will take appropriate action following the outcome. 

"Members of the community are encouraged to be aware of inaccurate reports circulating on social media. In order to respect the confidentiality of those involved, we are not able to disclose the details of the incident," the hospital said. 

The hospital added that full security teams, systems and backups are in place at all times at the hospital to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, employees and doctors. 

At this stage, police have confirmed that a case of assault is being investigated by the Sydenham police. The docket has been sent to the office of the Senior Public Prosecutor for a decision. 

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