Well being Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Monday stated that the Division of Well being was working to make sure that no-one was turned away on the Nasrec area hospital due to a scarcity of beds.
Mkhize, alongside Gauteng Well being MEC Dr Bandile Masuku, performed an operational inspection on the facility.
Whereas the positioning had a capability of over 1,000 beds, there have been issues round a scarcity of oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers.
Gauteng is the province hardest hit by the pandemic with greater than 133,000 coronavirus infections, however Mkhize stated that indicators of a surge have been additionally rising in KwaZulu-Natal and the Jap Cape.
“Till the surge hits you, you don’t know the best way to behave and you’ll solely know [what to do] if you within the midst of the surge in circumstances. That’s the expertise that I bought once we have been coping with the Western Cape,” Mkhize stated.
The nation has greater than 364,000 COVID-19 infections. Greater than 190,000 folks have recovered from the virus.
South Africa is ranked fifth on a global rating of COVID-19 circumstances per nation.
Solely the US, Brazil, India, and Russia have confirmed extra infections than South Africa.