A Newcastle doctor was rushed to hospital on Thursday afternoon, 5 January 2023, after he allegedly overdosed.
The incident took place shortly after 11 am in the town’s CBD, with ambulance services contacted at approximately 11.30 am.
KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services were able to get to the doctor within minutes, providing him with the necessary medical attention prior to taking him to the hospital.
While circumstances around the incident are still unclear, police officials on the scene assured the doctor was in a stable condition and had walked with paramedics to the ambulance.
As the matter is still to be fully investigated, and while the nature of the doctor’s apparent overdose is still unclear, a source on the scene pointed out that the doctor had been going through a tough time. Although she emphasised that it wasn’t certain if this played a role.
While the doctor receives the necessary medical attention we are reminded to treat each other with kindness, as everyone you meet is fighting some battle.
Due to this being a sensitive matter, the doctor’s name will not be released at this stage.
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