For rural nurses on SA’s Covid-19 front line, there’s no time to mourn

Health workers face a physical, mental and emotional slog, but patients are grateful

06 October 2020 - 19:42 By Kim Harrisberg

Nurse Ruth Seikaneng did not have time to mourn her colleague, Dudu, who died from Covid-19 in one quick, painful week in July.

In the town of Reivilo in the North West, where Seikaneng works, patients were waiting for a diagnosis, personal protective equipment (PPE) had to be ordered and a full week of 12-hour shifts lay ahead...

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