Hospital demands livestock for maternity fees

by dumisani nsingo | Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | 2139 views

EXPECTANT mothers at St Paul’s Hospital in Lupane are paying maternity fees with their livestock, a move which is in violation of Government’s policy of free access to healthcare for pregnant and lactating mothers.

This came to light during a special Rural District Development Committee meeting in Lupane recently.

Sister Sichelesile Ncube, the acting district nursing officer in Lupane, said villagers were now giving birth at home in a bid to avoid having to part with their livestock at St Paul’s Hospital.

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