gautengSABC News reports that the Gauteng health department has called for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.  

The department’s Kwara Kekana indicated:  “These donations will supplement government resources and will be used at special sites that are being put in place to house Covid-19 patients.”  PPEs such as gloves and masks play an important role in minimizing exposure to the virus, while ventilators assist in the breathing process when the virus has caused damage to the lungs.  Meantime, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) will be in court on Tuesday because national and provincial health ministries have allegedly failed to provide PPE to health workers.  There have been reported shortages of gloves, masks and ventilators, which Nehawu maintains puts the lives of health workers at risk.

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