S. Africa: doctors forced to turn away COVID-19 patients

S. Africa: doctors forced to turn away COVID-19 patients

In parts of South Africa, medical staff have been forced to turn away covid-19 patients. There are not enough doctors and medical equipment is in short supply.

”This is terrible. Sick people are getting sicker, some are dying on their legs, you know, it’s hurting, it’s hurting really”, a coronavirus patient said.

Dr Tobisa Fodo, a physician in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Port Elizabeth, said her team had been forced to accept only a quarter of people who needed treatment.

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Tecla Chandata