Health Department Denies Mass Graves Allegations

The province does not have over a million already open dug graves. The over-a-million graves refers to the collective capacity municipalities can take,” the department said on Thursday.

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The Gauteng department of health has denied the allegations stating they plan mass graves, however it said,  it had not prepared mass graves as Covid-19 infections increase in the province.

“The province does not have over a million already open dug graves. The over-a-million graves refers to the collective capacity municipalities can take,” the department said on Thursday.

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The department said Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku on Wednesday visited a cemetery in Tshwane which as the capacity of about 24,000.

During an interview with “Newzroom Afrika” on Wednesday, Masuku said the said cemetery was expected to be extended by 36,000 graves.

The department said on Thursday that it was continuing to improve and increase infrastructure and human resource capacity of its health system to deal with the pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We understand that the subject of death is an uncomfortable matter to engage in.

However, ensuring that there is adequate burial space in the province, unfortunately, forms part of the reality government must contend with in the battle against Covid-19,” the statement reads.

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Meanwhile, the department confirmed on Thursday that six members of its Covid-19 war room have tested positive for the disease, including head of the department, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele.

The province has overtaken the Western Cape as the country’s Covid-19 hotspot

 

 

 

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Philasander Trevor Ngcobo
Philasander Trevor Ngcobo
1 year ago

There’s some truth we’re missing lana 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽