SA Medical Association accuses Limpopo Health of risking lives of doctors

The South African Medical Association is accusing the Limpopo Health Department of risking the lives of two doctors. Both tested positive for COVID-19 and were in self-isolation. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Medical Association is accusing the Limpopo Health Department of risking the lives of two doctors.

Both tested positive for COVID-19 and were in self-isolation.

It's alleged they were then forced into quarantine at a multi-drug resistant TB hospital.

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The department is denying the allegations.

It says there's a personal vendetta against the MEC of Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba.

“The allegations are misdirected. The MEC for health is not responsible for implementation of protocols and guidelines. If anything, I am the accounting officer of the Department of Health. If there were any allegations leveled, they should be leveled to me and the MEC...” said Limpopo Health HOD, Thokozani Mhlongo.

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eNCA