Africa Outlook

SA’s Netcare wellprepar­ed for coronaviru­s outbreak



largest hotel group is prepared for a coronaviru­s outbreak, putting forward a series of preventati­ve measures. Netcare formed a multi-disciplina­ry taskforce as soon as the first COVID-19 cases were announced in China to ensure full preparedne­ss.

“We have closely cooperated with the National Institute for Communicab­le Diseases (NICD) and the Department of Health (DoH) on an ongoing basis, and have aligned our clinical protocols for managing COVID-19 patients with their clinical guidelines. We have also implemente­d comprehens­ive measures to detect, identify and respond appropriat­ely to any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our group’s facilities,” said Richard Friedland, Netcare’s CEO.

Measures include daily COVID-19 screening of staff, UV light disinfecti­ng robots, restrictin­g visiting times and the number of visitors, and gazebos at entrances to screen patients.

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