BOY TO LOSE LEG AS PARENTS REJECT TRANSFUSION


A Bulawayo boy is about to lose his leg as his parents have refused him to have blood transfusion because of their religious beliefs.

The parents, who are staunch Jehovah’s Witnesses have refused the transfusion for the past three months. In fact the seven year old boy’s mother has been standing guard at the hospital to make sure that the boy does not get the transfusion.

The boy is admitted at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH),and is suffering a cancerous ulcer.

Sunday News visited the hospital, where it witnessed the boy’s mother standing guard besides his hospital bed. The mother declined to talk to the Press concerning the issue. UBH clinical director Dr Narcisius Dzvanga confirmed the issue, saying the hospital was only administering drugs to help the boy generate blood and also to ease the pain.

“It is their religion and as a hospital we respect their wishes. The boy is getting injections to help generate blood but his parents are adamant about getting a blood transfusion. As doctors we cannot determine much on the boy’s life,” said Dr Dzvanga.

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