A man died while waiting for medical assistance at the Katutura Health Centre in Windhoek on Monday night. 

The family and sympathisers present at the clinic have expressed disappointment and concern over the handling of the situation.

Reports have it that an alleged lack of assistance and overcrowding at the clinic have left many patients feeling neglected and underserved of late.

A patient who died while waiting for medical assistance left people traumatised, worsened by the fact that even after the male patient died, his body was kept in a car for several hours.

Family and friends were allegedly told to remove the body themselves, a task they were unable to fulfil.

The identity of the deceased is withheld until his next of kin, who are in South Africa, are notified.

A Windhoek-based relative, Michael Malgas, informed nbc News that the deceased's body was eventually moved to the state mortuary.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services Executive Director, Ben Nangombe, stated that the ministry will initiate an investigation into the incident and described it as an opportunity for self-correction. 

Nangombe sends the ministry's condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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