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Boy who received surgery after month-long wait dies

Operation on Clewen Smith, 6, of Kariega was delayed because hospital had run out of shunts

Little Clewen Smith, 6, a Kariega boy who eventually received his ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery in March after a month-long wait, has died. 

Clewen, who had his first VP shunt surgery when he was just a month old, returned to Livingstone Hospital in February after complaining of splitting headaches. ..

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