Covid-19 in SA | DA concerned over Gauteng's readiness for fifth wave

Experts are warning that the 5th COVID-19 wave is upon us. The DA is not sure if Gauteng hospitals are ready. The province has over 11,000 active cases, with that number set to rise. The DA's Jack Bloom discussed this with eNCA's Tumelo Mothotoane. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The DA is concerned about Gauteng's readiness to deal with a fifth Covid-19 wave.

The province has over 11,000 active cases and that number is expected to rise.

The party says staff and equipment remain a concern.

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"I am really concerned about top leadership because this department has been without a head of department for 18 months," the DA's Jack Bloom said.

"Only yesterday [Monday], the announcement of the new head of department [was made]. The new person is coming in and facing a potential crisis. There hasn't been a permanent appointment of a chief financial officer either and there's other senior posts in which there are acting personnel as well.

"That is not a good sign for this department which is notorious for scandals over the years."

Bloom says many hospital in Gauteng are understaffed and underequipped.


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