Minister of Health Announces Rapid Action Plan for Nelson Mandela Bay

Source: Facebook, South African Government

On Wednesday Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited the Nelson Mandela Bay metro where a rapid action plan was announced to improve the response to coronavirus.

According to reports, Mkhize said he believes not enough testing is being done and that results from the metro are inaccurate. He has reportedly requested daily reports.

Deputy Director-General at the Department of Health, Dr Litha Matiwane, has been transferred to the metro with immediate effect. Matiwane will manage the response team.

A team of doctors from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases will work to come up with a plan to assist the metro in their response to coronavirus.

Mkhize further announced that vacant nurse positions need to be filled swiftly.

Personal protection equipment for the metro will be regarded as a matter of urgency.

At 22 April, Nelson Mandela Bay has recorded 167 positive cases and 7 coronavirus related deaths.