MBABANE:Dr Mark Mills, the Director of the Clinic Group has announced that Mbabane Private Clinic will temporally be closed after one of their doctors tested positive to coronavirus.
In a statement released on Thursday and seen by this Swaziland News, Mills said they decided to partially close the clinic to test all their staff members who were in contact with the doctor.
“One of our doctors at Mbabane Clinic Private hospital tested positive for COVID-19. The doctor developed a fever on Monday and was immediately tested and sent home. His test was received on Wednesday and was positive. The whole of last week he was wearing a face mask and at no time he had a cough. Therefore, it’s very unlikely he transmitted the virus to anyone. However, to be extra careful cautious we have partially closed the hospital for the Easter Weekend and tested all the staff and are in the process of a deep clean” said the Director in a statement.
Mills said despite the partial shutdown, the hospital remain open for emergencies and outpatients.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank our brave doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff of The Clinic Group who are on the frontline. We also like to extend our appreciation to all Healthcare providers in Eswatini, thank you for your dedication and professionalism in these uncertain times. The whole Nation is behind you. The test results for the staff will be available by Friday or Saturday and we plan to be fully functional by Tuesday” said the Director.