Health officials not blamed for death of toddler: Ramokgopa

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, says the mother of a toddler who died at the Incredible Happenings Church on Christmas Eve, does not blame public health officials for the death.

Earlier media reports said that the mother was told that there were no drips at the clinic for her severely dehydrated child.

Ramokgopa says the mother told her that she had left the clinic because she waited too long. The MEC visited the family’s Daveyton home in Ekurhuleni.

She says a post-mortem will be conducted and the mother will be sent for X-rays, after an oxygen cylinder fell on her leg.

“The mother is very distraught. The baby had diarrhoea, she took the baby to the clinic, made the effort to go to different doctors, where she found them closed. Finally she got to someone who was open and she says the baby got better and when the baby started again she felt she should go to a church for the baby to be prayed for.”