A new COVID-19 positive case in GMM was confirmed yesterday. An employee of Highveld Radiology tested positive.
The management of Highveld Radiology was informed of the results of the tests yesterday (8 May) and immediately contacted the Department of Health (DOH).
The employee was immediately placed in quarantine as per instructions of the DOH. The employee will now be managed by the Department of Health
“The remaining employees were evaluated following guidelines provided by the DOH and those deemed necessary by these guidelines were also placed in quarantine,” Dr Eric Gous of Highveld Radiology said to the Bulletin, “All our employees will be monitored by the DOH on a daily basis for a time frame as deemed necessary by the DOH.”
The Department of Health visited Highveld Radiology yesterday and evaluated the premises.
“They were more than satisfied with the prevention measures that we, at Highveld Radiology, put in place,” Said Dr Gous, “Highveld radiology was then disinfected by the DOH according to protocol.”
The DOH identified a specific timeframe and only those patients that might possibly have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive person during this timeframe will be contacted. This is a normal procedure.
DOH will now contact all possible affected patients with further instructions.
Dr Gous concluded by saying, “We were instructed by the DOH to continue with our services and to continue with the infection prevention measures we have in place.”
All Highveld Radiology employees will now be monitored by the Department of Health daily. This will continue for a specific time as per protocol.
The Department of Health has also been conducting screening in various areas of GMM. The Bulletin would like to urge residents to give their full cooperation to the screening team. This is not only for yourself but for your family and friends also.