According to the Western Cape Covid-19 Dashboard, the number of deaths registered in the province is 20 137 making it the third province with the highest number of deaths in the country.
With that in mind, the latest report that Netcare released last week expressed concerns about the possibility of the fourth wave of the Covid 19 outbreak in South Africa.
Netcare had to temporarily suspend elective surgeries at the height of the second and third waves to deal with rising Covid-19 cases, throughout the pandemic.
Since the beginning of Covid-19 in March last year, Netcare has treated 126 130 Covid-19 patients and admitted 54 474, with 25.6 percent being treated in High Care or Intensive Care.
The hospital has also been successful in tracking down new waves last year.
It’s no secret that the Covid-19 has been threatening lives, and violating the right to life.
According to the Bill of rights in South Africa Section Eleven of the Constitution Everyone has a right to life and nobody, not even the state, has the right to take a life. This means that no person can be sentenced to death by the courts.
In trying to fight the spread of Covid-19 the Western Cape has created different campaigns to help boost numbers of people vaccinating.
With that making it administer three million vaccination.
On the Western Cape Covid-19 website, the department of health acknowledges the health workers and said it has a tough task, but working together towards a safer summer, it can ensure that many lives are saved in the coming months.
The department also calls on everyone to roll up their sleeves, put their arms out and get vaccinated.
By Lwazi Nongauza