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Mamelodi hospital accused of KILLING son by switching off life support without family’s consent

A family is blaming the Mamelodi Regional Hospital for turning off their child's life support without allowing them an opportunity to bid farewell.

A Pretoria family is blaming Mamelodi Regional Hospital for killing their child by turning off his life support without them having an opportunity to bid farewell.

The family has gone to non-benefit association Rea Thusa/We Help to help with housing a protest with the Gauteng Department of Health.


Reinhard Oliphant, 36, felt deadness in favor of his body on Sunday 15 May. Subsequent to calling a rescue vehicle, it was found that he had experienced a gentle stroke and was taken to the Mamelodi Regional Hospital.

"Following a subsequent cerebrum examine where a cancer was found on his mind, Oliphant was analyzed as mind dead," said Rea Thusa/We Help organizer Virginia Keppler.

While the family was not willfully ignorant of Oliphant's condition, they mentioned the clinic a couple of additional hours to assemble relatives around his bed. The family needed to say a request and hold his hand until his heart halted, said Keppler.

His family and guardians didn't maintain that he should bite the dust alone. This was not a lot to inquire."

Reinhardt Oliphant was proclaimed mind dead before the medical clinic turned off his life support. Photograph: Rea Thusa/We Help


As per the family and Keppler, the clinic was asked for a couple of additional hours. All things considered, they Realized that the medical clinic turned off Oliphant's life support. This happened four days after his affirmation.

"The emergency clinic the board showed no compassion towards his family and couldn't make sense of why they vowed to save him in a coma for a couple of additional hours. All things being equal, they just briskly let the family know that they turned the machines off that evening and around 40 minutes after the fact, he was proclaimed dead."

The unexpected demise left the Oliphant family damaged and languishing. All things considered, Oliphant's mom is by all accounts putting fault on herself for not monitoring her child in his clinic bed.

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