Nasrec field hospital to close

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) makes his way out of a temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients at the Nasrec Field Hospital. AFP/Michele Spatari

JOHANNESBURG - The Nasrec field hospital will no longer be in use as of next week.

The Gauteng government is decommissioning it.

Gauteng Health MEC, Nomathemba Mokgethi says scientific and statistical evidence shows there is no reason to keep the facility open.

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The Nasrec field hospital was initiated in April last year, as a 500-bed isolation and quarantine site.

The department says the equipment from the hospital will be used in other healthcare facilities.


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