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New twist in case of teenage girl who was allegedly raped by a fellow patient at hospital

There has been a new twist in the case involving a teenage girl who was allegedly raped by a fellow psychiatric patient at Stellenbosch University.

Bianca Booysen said the family was "left in the cold" but no one was held accountable. It became clear that there was a suspicion that establishments were accused of negligence. 

PSC Commissioner Leonardo Goosen briefed the Prime Minister and the Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs on Friday about the findings and recommendations. 

This includes the failure of hospital authorities and medical staff to report the suspected rape to the police on September 23, 2021 and she said the matter was discussed by a doctor on the 24th. . 

This was clearly not done immediately as reporting to the police was urgent "over the long weekend" as there was no "imminent danger" to patient safety. 

Goosen said, "The allegations are so serious that I initiated my own investigation, which led to a number of findings. 

"It is clear that the patient was admitted under the Mental Health Act. An accusation was confirmed that the incident was not immediately reported to SAPS by the hospital, as required by law.

"At the time, one of the doctor's sisters (a nurse) was left alone with the sick man." I was also worried. A criminal act has occurred. 

“The hospital also failed to administer a rape kit and the protocol was never carried out. 

Goosen said part of the recommendations requested were "corrective actions" against three doctors, including the hospital director.

Source: Cape Times Mon, 15 Aug 2022

https://pressreader.com/article/281487870132636

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