Johannesburg – Netcare has urged members of the public to watch out for criminals pretending to be health officials under the guise of conducting Covid-19 home screenings.
In a statement on Monday Netcare911 said: “Please note that staff members from the Netcare Group, including from Netcare hospitals, Netcare 911 or Medicross medical and dental centres, are not doing door-to-door Covid-19 screenings.”
This comes after the hospital group received reports that criminals claiming to be from Netcare or Netcare 911are visiting homes in various areas, and saying they are assisting the Department of Health with door-to-door screening for Covid-19. There have been reports of well-dressed scam artists carrying swabs and official-looking paperwork doing the rounds.
“Should someone claiming to be a representative from Netcare, Netcare 911 or Medicross arrive at your home or business premises claiming to do screening for the coronavirus, do not allow them onto your property or inside your business premises for your own safety, but alert the police immediately,” the group warned.