Se­cond Nust medicine stu­dent col­lapses, dies

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Cyn­thia Dube

A TRAINEE doc­tor col­lapsed and died while at­tend­ing to pa­tients at Mpilo Cen­tral Hospi­tal in Bu­l­awayo.

Per­fect Dondo (25), a Na­tional Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (Nust) part five med­i­cal stu­dent, was al­legedly re­sus­ci­tated twice be­fore even­tu­ally dy­ing hours after the in­ci­dent which hap­pened on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Dondo, who lived in Cow­dray Park sub­urb, was also a nephew to Sis­ter Sithembiso Mazivisa, a nurse at the Nust clinic.

Nust Di­rec­tor of Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Mr Felix Moyo said Dondo col­lapsed and died while do­ing rounds with other doc­tors.

“I re­ceived sad news from Mpilo (Cen­tral) Hospi­tal on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon that our stu­dent had died. He col­lapsed for the first time and they re­sus­ci­tated him and he came around. After a few min­utes, he col­lapsed again. They re­sus­ci­tated him for the se­cond time but he even­tu­ally died,” said Mr Moyo.

He said medicine stu­dents at­tend their lec­tures at Mpilo hospi­tal.

Mpilo Hospi­tal Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Mr Ozious Ndlovu de­clined to com­ment and re­ferred The Chron­i­cle to Clin­i­cal Di­rec­tor Dr Sol­wayo Ng­wenya.

Dr Ng­wenya said he could not com­ment be­cause he is on leave and fur­ther re­ferred ques­tions to the act­ing Clin­i­cal Di­rec­tor, Dr Xolani Ndlovu, who was un­reach­able on his mo­bile phone.

A fam­ily spokesper­son, Mr West­ern Dondo, yes­ter­day said the fam­ily was on its way to Harare.

He said Dondo would be buried to­day at Granville Ceme­tery.

“Per­fect was a per­fect guy like his name. He was al­ways smil­ing and had good re­la­tions with every­one.

“I hope he will rest in peace. May the good Lord heal our bro­ken hearts,” said Mr Dondo.

In Septem­ber this year, a se­cond year medicine stu­dent at Nust col­lapsed and died while jog­ging with his friend in the morn­ing.

Bryan Ncube was jog­ging along Selous Av­enue in North End sub­urb with his col­league Andile Dube, a third-year stu­dent in the same fac­ulty, when tragedy struck.

At the time, Mr Moyo de­scribed the in­ci­dent as shock­ing, say­ing Ncube was one of the most in­tel­li­gent stu­dents in the coun­try. — @cyn­thi­amthembo1

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