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Hospital restricts its visiting hours

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“No visitors will be allowed into the hospital with the exception of the nursery and neo-natal intensive care unit."

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LENMED Royal Hospital and Heart Centre has restricted visiting hours, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), ahead of the national lockdown that starts at midnight tonight.

A patient who was admitted to the hospital with respiratory problems and was tested for the Covid-19 virus, died yesterday after receiving medical attention. The test results for Covid-19 have not yet been confirmed.

Group marketing and communications manager of Lenmed Hospital, Michelle Naidoo, said that the restrictions were being implemented to ensure the safety of patients, employees, doctors and the community.

“In strict accordance with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and National Department of Health Protocols, Lenmed has implemented the necessary measures along with our usual standards to manage any suspected or confirmed Covid-19 patients to prevent any potential transmission in our facilities.”

She added that strict access control and screening would be conducted at all entrances of their facilities.

“No visitors will be allowed into the hospital with the exception of the nursery and neo-natal intensive care unit.

Naidoo assured that the safety of patients, employees, visitors, doctors and community members remained a top priority.

“Our staff and facilities are prepared for the Covid-19 outbreak.”