PMB nurses refuse to work inside clinic following outbreak

PMB nurses refuse to work inside clinic following outbreak

Pietermaritzburg nurses are refusing to step back inside the Taylor's Halt clinic - saying there've been 12 positive coronavirus cases there, but no effort's been made to deep clean the facility. 


The Public Servants Association of South Africa says nurses have been attending to patients from the clinic's veranda since Sunday. 

Nkosenye Ndlovu says the frontline workers are worried about their own health and safety.

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"The employees refused to enter the building yesterday and today. They are consulting patients on the veranda because they want the clinic to be cleaned and disinfected." 

"All they want is for management to make sure that the place is deep cleaned and disinfected. It's all that they want," says Ndlovu.  

KZN Health spokesperson, Noluthando Nkosi says they'll be following up on these concerns. 

"We will get into contact with clinic management to find out if this has been done. 

"If it hasn't, it will have to be done. It just that particular area where the patients were found - not the entire facility should be deep cleaned and work should resume within 24 to 48 hours," says Nkosi. 

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