The Gauteng well being division mentioned the union didn’t increase any of their considerations to administration previous to the strike.
The Gauteng well being division expressed their dismay at the actions of a gaggle of staff members at Sterkfontein Psycharirtic Hospital who briefly disrupted providers on Tuesday.
In the assertion, the division mentioned the strike was unlawful and ignored the present lockdown laws, prohibiting public gatherings.
“The service disruption affected numerous areas of the power, together with the standard multi-disciplinary groups’ morning visits to sufferers, which couldn’t be undertaken as workers had been locked outdoors the power.”
The division mentioned sufferers had been unable to take treatment or bathtub time and the supply of breakfast was delayed.
“The strike was unlawful as a result of there was no official discover to hospital administration to embark on industrial motion as per legislation,” the division mentioned.
It mentioned the union didn’t increase any of their considerations to administration previous to the strike. Some hospital staff members had been unable to achieve entry because the police had been known as to the scene.
Concerns raised by some staff members had been lack of social distancing and allegedly hospital administration has stored details about infections from them.
The division confirmed that one staff member has examined optimistic for Covid-19 at the hospital: “All 27 shut contacts together with staff and eight sufferers had been examined and the outcomes got here again unfavourable with the outcomes of three folks nonetheless pending.
“The means of testing the whole staff within the facility commenced virtually two weeks in the past.
“The hospital administration has since opened a case against these concerned for locking the gate and denying staff to serve sufferers and for injury to property after a health care provider’s automotive was broken.”
Gauteng well being has known as for its workers to lift their points by means of their multi-lateral platforms as a substitute of occurring strike, placing sufferers’ lives at dangers.
The division confirmed that Sterkfontein Hospital does have ample private protecting gear (PPE).
(Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele)
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