Limpopo launches Coronavirus Surge Plan

NGWAABE – Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha launched the province’s Coronavirus Surge Plan at Ngwaabe Clinic outside Jane Furse in Fetakgomo-Tubatse Local Municipality on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

According to the provincial government the Coronavirus Surge Plan is a community- based- approach hotspots eradication strategy.

During the initiative’s launch, Mathabatha said, in Fetakgomo-Tubatse, the epicenter of COVID-19 in the province, Corona would be defeated.

“As we always say that there is a silver lining in every cloud, COVID-19 taught us a lesson, it taught us a lesson that if you don’t do one, two and three, which are the basics in health, you can reverse the gains that you have already achieved in a day or perhaps a week’s time,” said Mathabatha.

Mathabatha said that was the reason they came up with the idea of a comprehensive plan which would test and ensure that they “caught the disease while still very wet” and dealt with it immediately, hence the launch of the campaign.

“People will be going there to test everything, no longer just COVID-19, but all comorbidities. I f you check all the three deaths in the province; they were mainly based on comorbidities. That is why we are saying let us come with a full set of services for our people,” said Mathabatha.

The Premier said the centre would consist of a doctor for every ten nurses and that they were going to employ another 500 nurses.

“Each and every nurse will be having a kit which allows them to test blood pressure, sugar, TB and COVID-19,” said Mathabatha.

Limpopo Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, said as part of the strategy, a team of varied healthcare workers would go into communities to intensify COVID-19 testing.

“Armed with several testing kits, the team will test comorbidities such as diabetes, HIV, TB and they also check blood pressure,” said Ramathuba.

Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, said the District Command Council would intensify awareness campaigns to curb the spread of the virus.

Thapelo Motseo

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