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Nasrec field hospital ready to accept COVID-19 patients, says govt

The Gauteng Health Department mentioned it was working to guarantee the five hundred beds nonetheless wanted on the Nasrec field hospital had been obtained quickly, because it anticipated a fast enhance of COVID-19 sufferers within the province.

Healthcare staff on the Nasrec Field Hospital in Johannesburg. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi mentioned the province’s response to COVID-19 was on monitor, with the Nasrec field hospital now outfitted to admit sufferers.



Mokgethi along with different well being officers visited the ability on Monday as Gauteng reached its peak.

“We are ready and we are also in the process of utilising Nasrec as a field hospital to its full capacity,” Mokgethi mentioned.

But whereas the hospital was commissioned to have 1,500 beds, it solely has 1,000.

Mokgethi mentioned what occurred on the Steve Biko Academic hospital earlier this month was unlucky and mustn’t deter the general public from in search of medical assist in time.

“People from Mpumalanga and Limpopo came in almost at the same time so they had to take that decision to give people care immediately and not divert them because they were very sick.”

The Gauteng Health Department mentioned it was working to guarantee the five hundred beds nonetheless wanted on the Nasrec field hospital had been obtained quickly, because it anticipated a fast enhance of COVID-19 sufferers within the province.

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