It's like working in a morgue - Health workers on COVID-19 second wave
Doctors and nurses are not coping emotionally and physically with the second wave of COVID-19.
Traumatised and exhausted doctors and nurses are burnt out, anxious and demoralised, standing by helplessly and watching as their frightened patients and colleagues die.
In an exclusive interview, Eyewitness News spoke to healthcares workers in different provinces.
Bongani Bingwa chats to reporter Mia Lindeque who interviewed healthcare workers to give more insight on the matter.
The picture that we have been collecting across the country is that for these healthcare workers it is real. They have described how they have to wrap body after body on these 12 hour shifts.Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News
They have become desensitised and death has become the norm for them, they know it is part of their work. They have also discribed how helpless they feel when they watch people die in front of them.Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Doctors say its a constant juggle between which patient needs the oxygen more than another, she reports.
One nurse said it's almost working in a morgue when you constantly have to resuscitate your own colleagues.Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Listen below to the full conversation:
Source : https://www.123rf.com/photo_149125724_bucharest-romania-june-10-2020-details-with-the-face-of-a-health-official-taking-covid-19-test-with-.html
There's expected to be a surplus for the third year running. Rooibos Ltd's Martin Bergh explains the cycle on The Money Show.Read More
Water and Sanitation department says the 24 engineers will be utilised in smaller municipalities.Read More
The matter is expected to sit in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 17 May.Read More
Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, in a seven-page statement through her lawyers, said that she was not aware of any law enforcement agency that was investigating her or had found her guilty of unethical, unlawful or immoral conduct.Read More
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the formal inquest hearing would start on 19 July.Read More
The Health Department says the fatalities have pushed the death toll to 53, 887 since the beginning of the pandemic.Read More
Those SOEs are now at Treasury with begging bowls because all the money is in Dubai! - Mosilo Mothepu discusses her tell-all book.Read More
South African Council for Educators CEO Ella Mokgalane says the project started in 2019 when they experienced violence in schools.Read More
Samwu Gauteng deputy secretary Mamorena Madisha says the employer can afford to meet their demands.Read More
Political analyst Prince Mashele says Tokyo Sexwale has presidential ambitions and wants his name to be sounded.Read More