Minister reveals fresh Covid-19 plans

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By Neo Kolane

The minister of health, Motlatsi Maqelepo, has revealed government’s plans to utilize school facilities as isolation centres for people that test positive for Covid-19.

Maqelepo, who along with his deputy Nto Moakhi are travelling around the country to assess the condition of hospitals, said the country’s health system is taking strain from the deadly pandemic.

“Our health workers are under extreme pressure and everyone is worried, but this is not the time to break down.

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“The ministry has added 45 beds at LDF clinic. It has also added 50 beds capacity by engaging QMMH to help and will gradually grow to 200. We have engaged over 400 health care professionals to increase our human resource capacity.

“We have established a relationship with Fox Solutions which will ensure that we do not run out of oxygen. Two contractors have been awarded through LMDA for oxygen plants at Mafeteng and Motebang hospitals,” he said.