Durban doctor pleads for protective virus gear donations

Durban doctor pleads for protective virus gear donations

A Durban-based doctor says there is an urgent need to fast track the supply of personal protective equipment or PPEs for health care workers. 

Dr Donovan Govender

As South Africa battles the coronavirus pandemic - the country's frontline workers include nurses, doctors and other emergency response personnel. 

Dr Donovan Govender says they are dealing with a number of challenges. 

"The more healthcare workers that become infected, the less of them there will be available to assist when a medical issue arises."

"This is an appeal to the public if you do have masks, gloves or personal protective equipment available make every attempt to donate it to nearest health care facility. It certainly will make a difference." 

Five people have died from the virus in the country.  

The number of infections has climbed to 1 380 nationally, including 186 cases in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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