As a healthcare provider we wholeheartedly support everything that our government has laid down to prevent a medical catastrophe in South Africa. We all need to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and flatten the curve of the number of people falling ill.
The way the practice will be operating as from Friday the 27th March 2020, in support of the lockdown measures is as follows:
We are available at our usual hours throughout the lockdown period.
In suspected Covid-19 cases, the recommendation is a consultation done remotely.
For Discovery patients we will use the relevant process on their Doctor Connect app.
For any patient, we can also use WhatsApp video calls and even a telephonic conversation. This is in the best interest of the patient concerned, our other patients and staff.
Please note that we have strict sanitising procedures in place for the practice. Please work with us for the sake of all our safety.
If you have a temperature of 38 you must be on high alert. If your temperature reaches 39 seek urgent medical attention.
If you have shortness of breath seek urgent medical attention.
If you have travelled recently to high risk countries or have been in contact with someone that has travelled to high risk countries you must be on high alert.