Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow Health Spokesman
I have received information that there is a suspected Ebola case at the Rahima Moosa Hospital in west Johannesburg.
The patient is from Guinea and is presently being kept in isolation.
If it is a confirmed Ebola case, then the patient will be transferred to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital which has been designated to treat Ebola with all due safeguards.
This is a serious situation. The Gauteng Health Department must provide full information to allay public fears, and tracing must be done to find any people who were in close contact with this particular patient.