Wednesday, June 12, 2024

How Gov’t used unsuspecting patients as guinea pigs

When Rale Tekeletso, a registered nurse scrawled her signature on the dotted line of the Gaborone Private Hospital’s indemnity form, she was signing her life away – literally.

A year later, she died from complications caused by the spinal chord stimulator implant – a technology which should still be in clinical trials.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up  horrifying stories of how scores of desperate unsuspecting patients signed the indemnity form which condemned them to wheelchairs and a life of pain and suffering.

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