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Limpopo Wants To Enlist GP’s For COVID-19 Screening In Communities

Limpopo Wants To Enlist GP’s For COVID-19 Screening In Communities

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has said the province would be approaching general practitioners (GPs) to enter into a contract to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

From next week, the Department of Health would send health professionals back to the community to revisit homes to screen for the coronavirus.

Ramathuba conceded that the process was not accurate from the off-set.

Almost three million people in Limpopo were screened with more than 1,000 of them then going on to test for the virus.

Limpopo accounts for 31 of the country’s 4,793 confirmed cases.

As of 27 April 2020, South Africa has 4,793 cases of COVID-19, 1,473 recoveries and 90 deaths. Picture: EWN

Ramathuba believes working closely with general practitioners would bolster government’s efforts to fight the pandemic.

“We want to go into a contract with them, we believe this is the way to go. We need each and every GP around. You are allocating this whole zone and this particular community to start working on them,” she said.

For official information about COVID-19 from the Department of Health, please click here.

EWN