"Last week someone tested positive, but they didn't close the ward that person works in. Their colleagues were tested, but the environment was not cleaned. But the kitchen at Yusuf Dadoo was closed when someone tested positive."
A nurse at Braamfischerville Clinic said they got angry after learning a colleague was instructed to self-quarantine after displaying symptoms of Covid-19.
"Our head matron didn't tell us that a colleague could possibly have Covid. We found out after asking each other what had happened to them because we didn't know where they were. It's unfair that our lives are being disregarded even though we are at the frontline," she said.
A nurse at Zola Clinic lamented the lack of adequate PPE. "Someone was confirmed to be positive but we don't have sufficient PPEs. This places our lives in danger."
Health department spokesperson Kwara Kekena said there was adequate stock of sanitisers and PPEs. She said disinfection takes place after an outbreak is reported.
"The department has 72 employees who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Gauteng, the initial cohort contracted it in their various social circles. There are 26 recoveries thus far."