Pretoria – Gauteng Premier David Makhura was on Monday scheduled to visit the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane which is battling an ever-increasing number of Covid-19 patients.
The hospital has been trending on social media, with photos and videos showing packed tents with patients on supplied oxygen.
On Sunday, the Gauteng department of health confirmed that several of the photographs were indeed taken at the hospital.
“The facility noted a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 patients since December 2020,” Gauteng health spokeswoman Kwara Kekana said.
An increasing number of patients “are sicker and require critical care”, with some arriving in groups and putting serious pressure on the…