Covid-NHLSTesting-Spotlight_1-1600x1230-1As the government went on the offensive last week by scaling up testing and screening in communities across the country, some in the rural health sector are also proactively taking measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize last week said there must be “clearly defined targets at district and sub-district levels structures with a clear short command line led by experienced professionals who can take clinical decisions quickly and act on the spot”. He also said additional beds need to be acquired as well as dedicated treatment centres where Covid-19 patients will be treated in every town.

Rural healthcare workers across the country have been taking Mkhize’s words on board and fleshing out what it means to be prepared for the expected increase in Covid-19 cases in their various settings…..more