WHEN extremely fertile Ntokozo Mbanjwa (33) gave birth for the sixth time, she got more than she bargained for.
The youthful mother of six children who easily falls pregnant if ever you play the 'hide my sausage' game with her and is from Tshwane Central said she asked the doctors to tie her tubes as she didn’t want to fall pregnant again.
But she claims instead they took out her womb without her permission. The hospital spokesman claimed it was to save her life.
The incident happened at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane.
Ntokozo said she has had unbearable pain and bleeding non-stop since being discharged from hospital in January last year.
She said she agreed to have her tubes tied, not have her womb removed.
“I had pain, but the doctors told me they would subside with time. They also damaged my bladder,” she said.
Ntokozo said a few weeks later, she started peeing blood and felt something moving in her tummy.
“I went to the clinic and the nurses found a tube that was used by a doctor at the hospital,” she said.
When Ntokozo asked why there was a tube in her bladder, she was told there was a problem with her bladder and it was meant to help her pee.
She said: “After removing the pipe, the pain intensified and the bleeding never stopped. When I go to other hospitals for help, they tell me to go back to where the damage was done as they don’t want to be blamed for what was done.”
Ntokozo returned to Steve Biko last month, only to be transferred to another hospital.
Gauteng Department of Health spokesman Lesamang Matuka said they are looking into the matter.
Steve Biko Hospital’s acting CEO, Mathabo Mathebula, said: “The procedure was communicated to the patient, but she did not accept the explanation.”