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Mpilo sends $240 bill to dead man

A BULAWAYO man has accused Mpilo Central Hospital of being insensitive to him after the institution sent a $240 bill for his son who died on the operating table in April.

Darlington Mangwiro died on April 24 as doctors prepared to carry out a minor operation for an undisclosed ailment.

On May 15, the hospital sent a letter addressed to Mangwiro asking him to settle the account immediately before his name could be sent to debt collectors.

Mangwiro’s father, Mutemo, told Southern Eye that he was not happy with the way his son’s case was handled by the hospital and the unexpected bill made the situation worse.

“My son walked to the hospital and the following day he was certified dead,” Mutemo said.

“I am concerned about operations of the theatre and the general hospital administration. How many people are treated this way?”

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