Health dept seeks donations in fight pandemic

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Health department has called for donations of personal protective equipment and ventilators to curb the Covid-19 menace.

  In a statement the department said it is calling for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators. “The fight against Covid-19 requires a joint effort by all sectors of society. This includes the increasing of the resource capacity of the Gauteng health system across the board with regards to its Covid-19 response,” the department said.

  Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku said the province aims to get equipment that will last at least for up to six months.

  Gauteng has three hospitals that are designated for Covid-19; which are Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Tembisa Tertiary Hospital.

  Those wishing to donate may send an email to the address: or call 072 633 0515.

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