COVID-19 vaccine: Limpopo healthcare workers frustrated with online system

The province has set up two vaccination centres in the province to date. The Phase 1 vaccination program was launched by Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, who was the first to be vaccinated. Courtesy #DStv403

LIMPOPO - Some Limpopo healthcare workers are getting frustrated with the Electronic Vaccination Data System.

They say the platform is glitchy and not user-friendly.

Health MEC, Phophi Ramathuba, says help is on the way.

"I must admit that we've been having challenges, the issue is with people not being able to apply technology. We ended up having to give our nurses our own gadgets because you need an android phone. In the rural areas, they are using outdated cellphones that can't even share a whatsapp and it also doesn't have internet access and that kind of phones won't allow you to register. So what we've done, we've put up a team of IT to assist all of them to help them register. Also urging them to ask their kids to help them register," Ramathuba said.

READ: Limpopo vaccine rollout to be done in phases

Limpopo healthcare workers started receiving their COVID-19 vaccines on Friday.

The province has set up two vaccination centres in the province to date.

The Phase 1 vaccination programme was launched by Health MEC Ramathuba, who was the first to be vaccinated.

Source
eNCA

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