Monkeys Invade Hospital, Steal Food From Patients


Monkeys displaced after a hospital was built in the forest they inhabited previously in South Africa, have staged a welcome back to the hospital.

The 543-bed flagship hospital was built on the site of a forest where the monkeys used to live.

Daily Mail reported that the monkeys  invaded the hospital wards and stole food from patients.

According to the report, troop of vervet monkeys began targeting the RK Khan Hospital in Durban before 2018 Christmas, entering through windows which had been left open.

Video taken from one of the wards shows the monkeys running along curtain rails above the beds and scampering along the floor, leaving patients in despair.

They are said to  be breaking in daily and bringing fear to patients, many of whom are seriously ill.

On the solution to the menace, Africa’s Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said,  “We must find an immediate solution and I no longer want to see monkeys in the premises.”


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