Drop in COVID-19 cases sees MSF-sponsored Khayelitsha field hospital close
The facility was sponsored by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in partnership with the provincial government and the City of Cape Town.
The facility was sponsored by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in partnership with the provincial government and the City of Cape Town. The hospital admitted over 200 COVID-19 patients.
Winde said that it would now be moved to the Eastern Cape.
“MSF have been an amazing partner in this response and have provided a wonderful service to the people of Khayelitsha. Now, it’s been broken down and it’s going to be moved to the Eastern Cape, and we support that move,” Winde said.
“It’s also a bit of a bittersweet feeling because it was such an amazing facility. The great thing is that it can be broken down because the numbers are dropping here in Khayelitsha,” he added.
Today we have officially closed our Khayelitsha Thusong #COVID19 Field Hospital because the metro has passed its peak and @MSF will now assist other provinces 🏥 @WesternCapeGov @WestCapeHealth pic.twitter.com/NF1mLDqLGT— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) August 12, 2020