After a group of volunteers at the Nasrec Field Hospital raised the alarm that the facility would need more beds with oxygen and higher levels of care, donors supplied funds for 70 oxygen concentrators and volunteers worked all weekend to prepare intermediate care facilities that could receive their first five patients on Monday…..more
This is not entirely true! This process has been initiated and led by senior clinicians from Internal Medicine in the three big hospitals of Johannesburg and Family Medicine in Johannesburg Health District, and supported by volunteers. Dr Tom Boyles offered to lead the clinical team and is doing that with his wife Lynne Wilkinson. Because of the challenges of management inertia in Gauteng the MEC met with the team yesterday to give material support to this team, promising support for further oxygen concentrators and staff to build the capacity of NASREC. MEC Bandile Masuku thanked all those involved for the process undertaken. There were commitments to build up capacity at NASREC to 1000 oxygenated beds to allow down referrals of recovering patients from the hospitals to NASREC and thus create capacity for major hospitals to admit more sick patients.
Here are the details if you want to volunteer: Click and fill form
Map to NASREC
Here are the details for donations.
Account Name: WitsHealth
Branch code: 255005
Account no. 54861165389
Reference: AD51 Oxygen
Swift code is FIRNZAJJ
International branch code is 21055400
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