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The rates of infection and hospital admissions among healthcare workers is likely to increase as has been the case elsewhere in the world. The government recently allocated an additional R12.6 billion (over US$754 million) to frontline health services. But there’s no coherent welfare strategy for healthcare workers. There are medical protocols in place to reduce hospital and clinic staff’s risk of infection at work. But it’s not clear how the government seeks to assist staff with the extraordinary practical and psychological challenges of working daily – and over many months – with the threat of infection.
Reference: Govender, K. Georgia, G. Beckett, S. Quinian, T. 2020. "Ten ways South Africa can step-up care for its healthcare workers". The Conversation.