SA’s private hospitals cull visiting hours, suspend surgeries as they buckle under 3rd wave

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Gauteng hospitals have the highest number of Covid-19 patients.
Gauteng hospitals have the highest number of Covid-19 patients.
Getty Images

Private hospitals have started to suspend visits and some elective surgeries, while implementing what they learnt from previous Covid-19 surges, to subdue the deadly third wave, which has already gripped the country.

Almost 120 000 South Africans currently have Covid-19, according to the latest data from the National Institution for Communicable Diseases (NICD). More than 9 300 people are currently admitted to hospitals, with 6 200 patients in private hospitals and 3 100 in public hospitals.

Netcare

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Rand - Dollar
14.38
-0.7%
Rand - Pound
20.02
-0.2%
Rand - Euro
17.03
+0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.65
-0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.1%
Gold
1,812.41
+0.0%
Silver
25.43
+0.2%
Palladium
2,666.21
+0.5%
Platinum
1,023.50
-0.3%
Brent Crude
70.38
-2.8%
Top 40
62,579
-0.3%
All Share
68,772
-0.2%
Resource 10
70,368
-1.9%
Industrial 25
86,275
+0.0%
Financial 15
13,490
+3.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Should pension fund members be allowed to access their savings before retirement?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's their money to do with as they please.
34% - 156 votes
No, more people will end up without enough savings in retirement.
36% - 164 votes
Depends on how big the withdrawal limits will be.
30% - 137 votes
Vote