13.1.2021 10:00 am
It is unclear as to when Rowena Hawkey died after she was admitted to the hospital on 4 January.
The family of an elderly woman, who was seen in a video screaming for help at Durban’s Wentworth Hospital, says it is considering legal options against the KwaZulu-Natal department of health following the news of her death.
Gauteng has surpassed the Western Cape with its number of Covid-19 infections, and scenes at one hospital has a worker saying he is scared of going to work.
Picture and videos have been circulating, showing large numbers of patients being treated in what appears to be a parking area, while the department plans to erect two tents to deal with further arrivals.
South Africa’s total Covid-19 cases increased to 1 214 176 on Saturday, with 21 606 new positive cases being confirmed.
New guidelines mean at least 380 graduates are not practising.
The NICD warned health professionals that Covid-19 and malaria exhibited the same early symptoms, such as fever, a headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and respiratory difficulties.
Gift of the Givers distributes 870 appliances to the stricken province.
The incident occurred at the Shifa Private Hospital in Durban on 2 January.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s appearance before parliament’s portfolio committee on health on Thursday resulted in three hours of grilling from his fellow MPs.
Those working on the frontlines are excited by the announcement that at least one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available to healthcare workers before the end of the month.
MEC Ramathuba said the pooling of beds was done to ensure that no patient was turned away because of a shortage of beds.
South Africans have been warned not to use the parasiticide as a treatment for Covid-19.
Focus will be on vaccinating about 7.1 million adults across industry.
AFP has reported that the American producer posted on social media saying that he was doing well.
‘I have financial commitments and I am not getting paid this month.’