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Professional nurses in court for running bogus clinic

By Staff Reporter

HARRSIMITH – Three professional nurses , Mary Mosia 59,Ntsoaki Sebakamotse 53,and Maria Monei 35 from Intabazwe, Tshiame A and Wilgepark respectively are out on warning, after appearing in Harrismith magistrate court on charges of running illegal clinic using state resources . They will be back in court on November 2 , 2022.
According to police spokesperson in the eastern Free State Warrant officer Mmako Mophiring the trio , were arrested on Wednesday 14 September by police following a tip off about illegal clinic operating at Harrismith Central business district.

“ On 14 September the Phuthaditjhaba Crime Intelligence driven operation together with the K9 Unit and Highway Patrol arrested three professional nurses from Intabazwe, Tshiame A and Wilgepark in possession of government properties.

These arrests were made following the follow-up on information received about an illegal clinic that is operating at Harrismith Central Business District with medication that belongs to the state. This operation led to the arrest of three nurses and the seizure of medication, pills and an examination stretcher. The suspects are all professional nurses and have been running the clinic without a license and no authorization from the Department of Health.”

Meanwhile Free State Health MEC Montseng Tsiu has expressed disappointment with the conduct of the professionals. She said this on 16 Friday September, during the Patient safety day event which was held at Phuthaditjhaba multipurpose hall.

“I am very disappointed because as health practitioners we take an oath to take care of patients, so running an illegal clinic and selling free government medicines to already disadvantaged patients is a direct violation of that oath. I am very disappointed to hear this news.”

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswaenyane applauded police for their shift response that led to the arrest of the suspects.