No shortage of PPE for healthcare workers in KZN - MEC

No shortage of PPE for healthcare workers in KZN - MEC

KZN Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says there is no shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in the province.

Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu coronavirus

But she says they don't have as much stock as they'd like to have.

She was speaking in Durban - where the provincial government received a donation of 10 mobile COVID-19 testing vehicles.

They've been donated by the Concerned Citizens COVID-19 team, in partnership with Nedbank, Spar and Chroma Capital.

Officials say they'll be able to test around 120 people a day, and about 20 000 people a month. They'll be sent to different parts of KZN.

Simelane-Zulu says the province is still waiting for a number of PPE shipments.

"Because of the nature of the PPE and how it is manufactured outside the country. It's always a challenge when you are putting an order, and you must wait for some time because we are contesting for this PPE in the world."

"However, as a province, what we have also decided to do was to give responsibility to every district director to ensure that daily, they look in each facility and establish the level of each PPE that is there and what needs to be augmented and we are able to move whatever is short or whatever is needed around and send it to a facility that needs it."

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