Dozens of Eastern Cape senior citizens were heartbroken on Friday after braving cold weather to go to a COVID-19 vaccination centre at Komani Frontier Hospital only to be turned away after doses ran out.
Ahead of the summer initiation season, traditional leaders plan to introduce Covid-19 regulations to schools. Traditional leaders want government to lift the ban on initiation schools to prevent illegal schools from mushrooming in the Eastern Cape, writes Thamsanqa Mbovane.
NEHAWU members blocking the entrance of the Resource Centre at Livingstone in Port Elizabeth singing, “uGompa yinja”, the MEC of Health brushed off the attack and said , “Sometimes being a dog can be positive.”
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize visited the Eastern Cape this week, where Covid-19 infections are spiking. Mkhize was met with protesting health workers, who say they are being left out of talks and undermined, report Wara Fana and Thamsanqa Mbovane.
Government and health experts are focusing on the Eastern Cape, which has seen a spike in Covid-19 infections. The Western Cape has seen a spike too, along with clusters around the country. Minister Zweli Mkhize urged citizens to stick to mask-wearing and social distancing.
Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and people reliant on state healthcare have been driven to protest action – will be receiving a welcome boost in resources.