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Alarm over virus triage facilities

Covid-19 1 month ago

Units will serve as an extension of the hospital where patients are screened and tested.


12 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
Alarm over virus triage facilities

MEC Bandile Masuku and Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nasrec as part of monitoring state of readiness as COVID-19 cases increase in Gauteng and to support staff working during pandemic, 20 July 2020. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

A company involved in erecting semipermanent field hospitals to act as triage facilities in the Covid-19 pandemic peak is concerned that time is being wasted in provinces like Gauteng and Eastern Cape – two of the worst-affected by the virus – which have not yet awarded contracts for the temporary facilities. The emergency rapid response infrastructure concept was pioneered in the Western Cape, where it became an imperative when the province was still the country’s Covid-19 epicentre. The new temporary Covid-19 triage centres and potential field hospitals at Tygerberg Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Paarl Hospital, Ceres, Atlantis, Helderberg, Khayelitsha and...

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