The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KZN welcomes the announcement by the private hospitals in the province that they are committed to lending a hand in the fight against the scourge of Coronavirus.
We welcome the news that Royal Hospital, Midlands Medical, Mediclinic, Akeso, Daymed, Netcare Nurture, uMhlanga, Cheshire Sub acute, Hibiscus, and Busamed have all made a commitment to provide free beds in case a large outbreak of the virus occurs.
Covid-19 calls for all of us to unite, it calls for all of us to work together, to protect each other. It is the only way we will fight off this pandemic.
It is heartening to see that the private hospitals have heeded our call to provide assistance during this outbreak.
Furthermore, we commend MEC Simelane-Zulu for providing leadership by convening the meeting on Friday after the DA made this important appeal to private hospitals.
This shows that we can put politics aside and put South Africa first.
We call upon other private health care centres to also open up their doors and help in this time of need.