Since COVID-19 has touched down on South African soil, there has been uncertainty of what you can and can’t do. Which is understandable as governments are learning about the virus as it progresses.
However, Netcare has today released a statement to reassure their patients that there is no need to be anxious when visiting their hospitals.
The statement comes after they’ve received an increased number of queries asking if their “hospitals remain ready and committed to treating all emergencies”.
“Your healthcare needs are our priority. While the last two months have been a very difficult time for everyone and the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives dramatically, essential healthcare services have been accessible throughout for those in need of healthcare assistance. Our EDs stand ready to assist all emergency cases” said Netcare
Netcare’s, Toubkin, has said that there is no need to postpone any treatments you may need during these uncertain times. The Netcare team has measures in place to ensure strict safeguards are available to help them maintain a safe environment.
“All persons seeking assistance at our EDs are risk assessed and if indicated are tested for COVID-19 in specially erected facilities at the entrances to the EDs.”
The hospitals have been divided into specific areas and patients will be allocated to those areas based on a risk assessment, these measures have been put in place to prevent cross-contamination.
Deep cleaning and protective equipment is in operation to avoid infections to patients and staff.
Netcare has also reassured that all staff working in their hospitals are screened daily and if they do test positive then they will not be permitted to work.