Soldiers deployed at 37 hospitals

Johannesburg – Soldiers were deployed at 37 hospitals in seven provinces on Monday morning to help clean and assist with healthcare, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said.

"Depending on the request, a medical team may consist of doctors, nurses and emergency health care practitioners," spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said in a statement.

"The SA Military Health Service is also deploying personnel to assist with the cleaning of the hospitals," he said.

The affected hospitals were in Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State.

The Gauteng hospitals were: Natalspruit, Chris Hani-Baragwanath, Helen Joseph, Kalafong, George Mukhari, Steve Biko, Tshwane District, Mamelodi, Pretoria West and Tembisa.

In North West, soldiers were deployed at Brits hospital, Bophelong in Mafikeng, JT Tabane in Rustenburg, Vryburg hospital and North West hospital.

The KwaZulu-Natal hospitals were King Edward VIII, Mahatma Ghandi Memorial, Chief Albert Luthuli, Prince Mshiyeni and Stanger.

The Dora Nzinga and Livingstone hospitals in the Eastern Cape also received help from the SANDF.

In Limpopo, the hospitals in need of assistance were: Van Velden, Polokwane, Lebowakgomo, St Rita's and Maphutha-Malatji.

The hospitals in Mpumalanga were: Witbank, Tonga, KwaMhalanga, Rob Ferreira, Ermelo and Themba.

In the Free State, Bongane, Katlego and Pelonomi hospitals received army assistance.

Hospitals in the Western and Northern Cape were not affected.

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