Spokesperson Kwara Kekana stated contracted amenities in addition to 4 of the division’s specialised psychological well being amenities – Weskoppies, Sterkfontein, Tara H Moross Psychiatric Hospital and Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre – have been affected by the pandemic.
At Weskoppies within the metropolis, 19 sufferers out of 699 examined optimistic for Covid-19. Of those, one particular person with an underlying sickness died on June 15 and the second was admitted to Tshwane District Hospital final Monday.
Kekana stated eight employees members had examined optimistic and have been in isolation, whereas 34 others have been ready for his or her outcomes. The remaining 1165 examined damaging.
Kekana stated regardless of the infections on the amenities, all of them have been nonetheless working, but additional care was being taken to guarantee sufferers’ security.
She stated much like the protocols utilized in hospitals throughout the province, the amenities had arrange devoted Covid-19 wards to deal particularly with the circumstances and activity groups have been in place to advise the administration and employees readily available.
Kekana stated the division was carefully monitoring the scenario as quite a few sufferers had comorbidities.
“Coupled with the shortcoming of most sufferers to stick to Covid-19 precautionary measures similar to common hand washing, cough etiquette, carrying of masks and sustaining bodily distancing, this makes psychological well being care customers to be among the many most weak group.”
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