Eastern Cape health department is failing health workers, says Denosa

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The Eastern Cape health department has been accused of putting the lives of healthcare workers at risk by failing to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly for those on the frontline.

According to independent sources, more than 200 health workers have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The rising numbers could lead to the collapse of the province’s health sector if healthcare workers continue to be infected, and the numbers may be “highly underestimated due to poor reporting”. The majority of these cases were reported in the Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City metropolitan areas.

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