Mediclinic rejects false WhatsApp message circulating on social media
13 July 2020
Mediclinic is aware of a factually incorrect message circulating on social media regarding an alleged instruction preventing doctors performing CPR on COVID-19 patients. Mediclinic would like to note that the claims referencing Mediclinic Morningside in this message are false.
In strict accordance with NICD and National Department of Health protocols, Mediclinic has implemented the necessary measures to manage any patients presenting with symptoms and to prevent the potential transmission of the virus in our facilities. Our priority remains the safety of patients, staff and doctors and as always, decisions about hospitalisation and treatment will be made by the treating doctor based on a patient’s condition.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious challenge to South Africa and its citizens and Mediclinic is committed to playing our part in supporting the National Department of Health where required. Everyone in the healthcare chain needs to play their part to prevent further transmission and aid in the best care of those infected and in need of care.
Our advice to any individuals exposed to COVID-19 is self-monitoring and self-isolation with testing warranted if symptoms develop. For further information on COVID-19, please contact the Mediclinic COVID-19 Hotline on 0860 24 00 24.
Should you wish to utilise any of the above information, please quote Dr Stefan Smuts, Chief Clinical Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa.
For further information please contact:
Mediclinic Southern Africa
Tertia Kruger: Corporate Communication Manager
Tel: 021 809 6500
Mediclinic Hotline: 0860 24 00 24
Mediclinic COVID-19 Portal: here.
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