One of the measures put in pace to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by private and government hospitals was to implement a no visitor policy. This meant that if your loved one was dying, you would not be able to goodbye to them.
According to SABC, private hospital group Melomed will now be lifting that restriction and allowing family and friends to join their loved ones in their last moments. The announcement comes after the President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country to Level Two of the nationwide lockdown.
Private Hospital Group Melomed says COVID-19 patients who are at the end of life stage will now be able to have…
“A very sensitive issue is regarding our end of life patients, so we have now made sure that their loved ones can come say good bye to the end of life patients,” said Melomed Group Marketing Manager Shameema Adams.
“We will put strict control measures in place to provide the necessary PPEs. This is just the right thing to do, the humane thing to do and we have, therefore, adapted and we are ready to serve. All elective surgeries have opened. All our specialists are fully operational,” she said.