Military health service deployed to Gauteng as Covid-19 numbers continue to rise

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The storyThe South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) has been deployed to Gauteng to assist in dealing with rising Covid-19 infections in the province.

In quotes: "We have requested additional capacity to assist Gauteng in terms of military health that has moved into the province to assist us swiftly. What this will do is we will be able to release the capacity of the beds that have been held because there was no human capacity," Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said.

A closer look: The minister said the South African National Defence Force medics would move into hospitals and areas where healthcare practitioners are needed.

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