Third Tygerberg Hospital nurse dies of Covid-19

Tygerberg Hospital, spokesperson for the Western Cape’s Department of Health, Mark van der Heever, said in a statement.

“We express our sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. Mrs Kepkey was a well-respected member of the Senior Nursing Team.

“Her hard work and commitment will always be remembered and missed by her colleagues. This is the only information we can disclose at this stage,” Van der Heever said.

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Earlier this month, another nurse at the hospital, Ntombizakithi Ngidi, died due to Covid-19, News24 reported. This followed the death of Petronella Benjamin.

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According to spokesperson for Tygerberg Hospital, Laticia Pienaar, the hospital followed the health department’s occupation health and safety guidelines on the management of Covid-19 among health workers.

“It includes guidelines on risk assessment and mitigation, medical surveillance, case management of health workers diagnosed with Covid-19, etc.

“This entails the procedure to follow to decontaminate an identified area and screen and test relevant staff who were in contact with a confirmed case,” Pienaar previously told News24.

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