Durban - A letter of demand has been issued to the Department of Health to pay R7 million in damages to the family of a patient at RK Khan Hospital who was found with thousands of maggots in his mouth.
A video of 52-year-old Sadek Ebrahim with thousands of maggots in his mouth caused outrage on social media.
Ebrahim had been a patient at the hospital situated in Chatsworth from June 19. He was being treated for gangrene.
On June 23, Ebrahim's son Azaad made the discovery after he noticed his father's upper lip was extremely swollen.
This week Durban attorney Theasan Pillay from Theasan Pillay & Associates confirmed they were acting on behalf of the Ebrahim family.