GRAAFF-REINET NEWS AND VIDEO - Health workers made it clear this afternoon (28 May) that they plan to continue protesting in front of Midland Hospital, Graaff-Reinet.
Managing members of trade unions, such as the National Education and Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu), also joined the protest and encouraged the protesting personnel to continue.
A Nehawu member on scene, who did not want to be named, told the Advertiser that the personnel are protesting because of Covid-19 patients hospitalised at Midland.
According to him, one patient was transferred to Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth (PE) yesterday. It is believed that this patient is a Midland nurse.
The member said there is one more Covid-19 patient in the hospital, with four more suspected patients hospitalised.
“They must be transferred to PE,” he said.
The SAPS addressed the protestors, and warned them about the disaster management act and lockdown gathering regulations, to which they must adhere.
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The police said they will monitor the protest from early tomorrow, to see that outsiders are not brought in to participate in the protest.
Nehawu said the protest will continue tomorrow at 7am.
Despite repeated requests to the EC Department of Health for information, no response has been received.
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