Staff members involved in baby swapping in hospital set to face disciplinary hearing

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Gauteng Health Department is set to commence the disciplinary proceedings against staff members involved in a swapping of newborn babies at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg.

Both babies, boy and a girl were born on July 24.

In a statement released by the department, they say that the baby girl’s mother realised at the time when she was changing nappies that she had a baby boy in her possession while she gave birth to a baby girl.

“The hospital reached out to the both families to resolve the matter. Both mothers were interviewed by the Sisters in charge and HOD and were additionally counselled. The matter was immediately transferred to the Social Worker to facilitate DNA testing of the babies at the request of one of the fathers. The DNA testing took place on August 4” read the statement.

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