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Mkhize: Eastern Cape scooter ambulances fail to meet standards

Mkhize: Eastern Cape scooter ambulances fail to meet standards donald.lobelo Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:00 Teaser Media Paragraphs Scooters are now being used in the fight against COVID-19. This is an Eastern Cape initiative aimed at taking emergency services to rural areas and over poor roads - on two wheels. The province has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG - Eastern Cape scooter ambulances don t meet the basic criteria for transporting patients. That s the admission of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The minister launched the project last month, saying the scooters would be used to transport patients or deliver medication in rural communities. WATCH: Eastern Cape turns to scooters in COVID-19 fight But in a response to a DA Parliamentary question, Mkhize has now made a u-turn. He now says the scooters don t meet Emergency Medical Service requirements. Mkhize also says his department wasn t consulted on specifications before the scooters were procured. COVID-19 in SA: Eastern Cape hospitals nearly full The Eastern Cape Health Department, which spent R10-million on the scooters, has now been told to stop using them as ambulances. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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