KwaZulu-Natal Health Department says hospitals, clinics and community health centers are gradually returning to normal after a week of riot, looting and vandalism.
MEC Nomagugu Simelane gave an update in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday from a series of inspections to assess damage in government facilities.
“We are pleased with the gradual return to normal working conditions in health facilities across the province.
” We always are still calculating the actual cost of the damage, but we’re happy that most of the employees are back to work. The queues are a little longer than usual, but they get shorter the more people are seen.
“The supply of emergency services such as food, oxygen and fuel continues to run smoothly and our rescue service is up and running. Likewise, our forensic pathology services.
“We are also pleased that most of the Covid-19 vaccination centers – 192 – are up and running,” said Simelane.
She said during the Imbal den The community health center in Pietermaritzburg was spared, the KwaPata clinic had one of its vehicle windows broken and three tires removed, adding it to the list of hospitals and clinics that were attacked and destroyed, emphasizing that communities must protect health facilities from vandalism. They also need to protect our employees and not prevent them from going to work, as that way human lives are lost. ”
The province has vaccinated a total of 986,311 people, including health workers, educators and elderly people from 50 years and older.
A total of 217,511 people aged 35 and over are registered in the electronic vaccination data system and should start vaccinating on August 1st