“The Situation at Khensani Hospital is concerning but Under Control”

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Nkhensani Hospital had to erect tents to accommodate the influx of malaria patients. Photo by Giyani View

By: Giyani View reporter
Over 600 cases of malaria infections have been reported in Limpopo so far this year. It’s the highest number in recent years, spurring the provincial health department into action.

There’s been an increase in infections since the heavy rains in April. The health department said neighbouring countries are experiencing similar problems due to the weather.

READ:At least 3 people died of Malaria at Khensani Hospital

Nkhensani Hospital had to erect tents to accommodate the influx of malaria patients. It’s alleged that those who were admitted at Khensani Hospital are mostly from Mapuve village, and Ngove Village outside Giyani.

From March 2017, at least 3 people died of Malaria at Nkhensani Hospital.

The department said the situation is concerning but it’s under control.

Limpopo health spokesperson, Derrick Kganyago said “tents were erected by disaster management to accommodate the influx of malaria patients. Fortunate-enough those tents were never used to accommodate patients. On Monday at least a half of those who were admitted we discharged”.

“Residents must allow the malaria fighting people to fumigate their houses”. We are having challenges with the medication”. Kganyago added

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