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'Doctors push family members to front of vaccination queue'

14 May 2021 12:51 PM
Tags:
Health
Healthcare
Mandy Wiener
Eyewitness News
EWN
Mia Lindeque
covid-19 in south africa
midday report
Covid-19 vaccination
Sisonke

People who are office-bound got jabs while healthcare workers are being turned away, says reporter Mia Lindeque.

South Africa recorded 3221 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.

It is the highest number of new infections since about the start of February, at the end of the country’s second wave.

An exhausted healthcare worker. © instaphotos/123rf

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New infections are up 46% compared to a week ago with Gauteng, the Northern Cape, and Limpopo recording the bulk of new cases.

Gauteng is officially in its third wave of Covid-19 infections, Premier David Makhura confirmed on Friday.

“Yesterday’s cases have jumped twice to over 1200," said Makhura.

"I must say, the bad news is that we, in Gauteng, can no longer just talk about the third wave [as a possibility] – we are there."

Mandy Wiener interviewed Eyewitness News reporter Mia Lindeque.

Lindeque spoke about how people are jumping vaccination queues, as the Sisonke vaccination programme comes to an end.

People are taking advantage of the lack of communication… This person saw how doctors pushed their family members to the front of the queue… Healthcare workers have to be turned away because there are no more vaccines at some sites…

Mia Lindeque, reporter - Eyewitness News

These doctors’ family members are not healthcare workers!

Healthcare worker

People who are office-bound… admin jobs. People in marketing… got jabs…

Mia Lindeque, reporter - Eyewitness News

There’s a moral context here… How do people in marketing get access first over us?

Psychologist

People who are dealing with Covid patients on a daily basis… have been turned away… people are jumping the queue…

Mia Lindeque, reporter - Eyewitness News

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




14 May 2021 12:51 PM
Tags:
Health
Healthcare
Mandy Wiener
Eyewitness News
EWN
Mia Lindeque
covid-19 in south africa
midday report
Covid-19 vaccination
Sisonke

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