Nehawu Doubts Covid-19 Stats Provided By Health Dept

Nehawu said they had received a different story from members.

Nehawu Doubts Covid-19 Stats Provided By Health Dept-SurgeZirc SA
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize/Photo File:SurgeZirc Media

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said it doubted the accuracy of COVID-19 figures.

National office bearers briefed members of the media in Johannesburg following a fact-finding mission at hospitals across the country.

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This as the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise at an alarming rate.

Official figures show the country has more than 452,000 infections, with almost 275,000 recoveries.

Nehawu’s leadership believed that the figures released daily by the Health Department were not accurate. It said the daily report was not a correct reflection of what was happening on the ground.

Nehawu said they had received a different story from members.

National secretary Zola Sapheta said they had many reasons to question the numbers.

“We doubt the statistics that they have provided.”

The union also said the arrival of the coronavirus in the county had exposed government’s weaknesses and leadership crisis.

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However, there is a huge confusion of South Africans partaining to the national Covid-19 stats. Few days ago Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize was publishing wrong stats with error for limpopo province.

Nehawu wants to check the credibility of the stats that are presented to the people. To know truth behind and the agenda probing around.

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