The Limpopo province’s battle against COVID-19 is expected to receive a boost with the arrival of 13 Cuban medical doctors.
The deployment in the province will consist of physicians, epidemiologist, and biostatisticians who will collect and analyze COVID-19 related information and health technologists amongst others.
Eighty eight cases have so far been registered in Limpopo and three people have died.
The Cuban doctors will be welcomed by the provincial command council including Premier Stan Mathabatha and Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba.
Ramathuba says the rural province has been experiencing challenges which require skills brought by some of the health care workers from Cuba.
In the video below the Cuban Health workers arrive in South Africa:
Cuban specialist doctors welcomed in Northern Cape
In welcoming 11 specialist Cuban doctors Northern Cape premier Dr Zamani Saul has said that the department is doing a good job in fighting the coronavirus.
The province has screened over 700 000 people with about 2000 people tested. Saul dismissed claims that the province is not doing enough testing
The premier says the specialist Cuban doctors deployed to the province will strengthen the province’s ability to deal with any surge in COVID- 19 infections.
“Over the years our health care, particularly, Public Healthcare in the province has been driven on the backbone of Cuban doctors. It’s not our first experience having them here and they have done excellent work over the past few years. So the highly specialised team will be expected to stay here in Kimberley to strengthen the capacity of our tertiary hospital and others will be deployed to the different districts.”
The cohort of Cuban doctors which includes family physicians, epidemiologists, and biologists are expected to be taken through a week-long orientation before they are deployed throughout the Northern Cape. Additional reporting Neo Bodumela
In the video below Cuban Health Workers arrive in the Northern Cape to work: