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By Chester Makana | May 26, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

A LIMPOPO woman wants the Pretoria MediForum Medi-Clinic to replace or pay for her cellphone, which allegedly went missing last week while she was undergoing treatment at the institution.

Antonio Lekoloane of Polokwane was admitted to the hospital last Monday and discharged on Sunday.

She claimed she lost her phone when she became drowsy and slept for a long time as a result of the medication given to her. \

She said she woke up to find that her cellphone had been stolen.

The clinic's management allegedly refused to accept that the institution was at fault. They allegedly referred her to a notice board that says the institution does not accept responsibility for any stolen or missing property.

Lekoloane has opened a case of theft at the Pretoria central police.

Clinic spokesperson Manoko Pete insisted they were not liable for the loss or theft of patients' property.

"Our policy states clearly that we accept no responsibility for stolen personal property of patients. We cannot be held liable," Manoko said.


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