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Pretoria – The Gauteng division of wellbeing says consistent preparing is being given to staff on the administration of forceful mental medical services patients, following various reported assaults on the medical care laborers.


Gauteng wellbeing representative Kwara Kekana said for the period between January 2020 to November 2021, somewhere around 41 assault episodes on staff by mental medical services patients were recorded.


"These assaults fluctuate, yet in the fundamental, spin around attendants, specialists and safety officers being either attacked or nibbled by mental medical services patients," said Kekana.


In one episode, a patient at a facility in the Sedibeng wellbeing locale pulled a light from the roof and assaulted staff.


"The 41 assault occurrences occurred in 10 medical care offices in the region specifically: Far East Rand Hospital (12), Leratong clinic (7), Pretoria West Hospital (6), Tembisa Tertiary Hospital (5), Jubilee Hospital (4), Odi Hospital (3), Tara H Moross Psychiatric Hospital (2), Lenasia South District Hospital and Levai Mbatha Community Healthcare focus had one episode each," said Kekana.


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Kekana said the different measures that have been set up to decrease assaults on staff incorporate calming the psychological patients at loss on landing in an office where vital.


"In different occasions, mental medical services patients are conceded to 72-hour perception units right away. Specialists and medical attendants go with one another when taking care of mental medical services patients," she said.


"Also, the division has put security work force at setback office to help with mental patients. The office has announced every one of the cases as injury on the job and alluded them to the Employee Assistance Program for additional administration."

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Department of Health Gauteng Kwara Kekana Pretoria

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