Kieno explains what happened to homeless man Fernando

This is the story of how Fernando sought help from a day hospital but sadly died before he could be admitted for treatment.

Caller Hugh had brought the case to The breakfast Show's attention. There was speculation that Fernando had been turned away from the day hospital.

The Health Department said this was not true and the people who had taken Fernando there confirmed it was true - he had received help.

The reason for the delay in his admission was due to his particular illness which required a special ward - and at that time there was nothing available.

He went back onto the streets, and the day before he was due for hospital admission, he sadly died.

Kieno says while he does not believe it was through the fault of the hospital, it is a sad South African reality that people have to die when they do not have money.

Watch Kieno's explanation below:


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