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DENOSA Gauteng to brief media on its troubling findings from last week’s visits to healthcare facilities and on worsening situation at DR George Mukhari Academic Hospital tomorrow    

MEDIA ALERT 

Monday, 17 August 2020 

 

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng will brief the media on Tuesday 18 August at COSATU House from 11h30 about the troubling findings from its visits to various healthcare facilities in Gauteng, including the worst state of affairs at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Tshwane and on the way forward concerning these.

DENOSA in the province embarked on visits to institutions last week, looking specifically in areas that nurses work under, namely:

1.       The quality of PPE for healthcare workers; 

2.       General conditions of work and accommodation for nurses and patients; 

 

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the briefing, whose details are as follow:

 

DATE:                                    Tuesday 18 August 2020

VENUE:                                COSATU House, Braamfontein, 2nd Floor, Dora Tamana Boardroom. 

TIME:                                    11h30 – 12h30.  

CONTACT PERSONS:       Simphiwe Gada, DENOSA Gauteng Chairperson 

CELL: 072 563 1923 / 081 270 3890 

Bongani Mazibuko, DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Secretary

Cell: 071 686 9544   

 

BACKGROUND

Over the past few weeks, many healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 in large numbers and mostly in the line of duty. This has been in line with the increase in the community infection rate in Gauteng. There has not been any investigation into this high number of infections among healthcare workers, which has surpassed the 27 000 mark in the country, with more than 180 deaths so far. 

 

End

 

Issued by DENOSA in Gauteng

For more information, contact:

 

Simphiwe Gada, DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson

Mobile: 072 563 1923 / 081 270 3890

 

Bongani Mazibuko, DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Secretary

Mobile: 071 686 9544