MBABANE: Nkosingiphile Seyama, a teacher who publicly declared his COVID 19 status has appreciated health workers for their dedication in fighting the deadly virus.
Speaking to this publication on Thursday morning, Seyama who is a COVID 19 survivor appreciated the country\'s health workers efforts in fighting the virus.
\" I would like to thank the health workers at Lubombo Referral hospital who dedicate their time in helping Emaswati while putting their lives at risk in the process\", he said.
In an earlier interview with BBC Africa he noted the positive energy displayed by the health workers. \"They did their rounds with a positive mind and positive energy .They assured me that COVID 19 is not a death sentence and I would defeat it\" he said.
Seyama added that if you are to beat the virus, you need to accept your status and trust the health workers for their expertise and knowledge on the virus. Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU), when reached for comments by this publication, shared the same sentiments saying the dedication by the health workers resulted to the large number of patients who were discharged.
\" We thank our health workers for their dedication, it is already yielding the desired fruits in the increasing number of recoveries that we are witnessing inspite of the current working conditions.\" said the Nurses Union President
Mamba added that government should ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers and testing kits are enough in order to reduce the infection rate. He said the focus should not be only on COVID 19 but also on other chronic diseases.
\"The Government should also provide enough medication for other chronic diseases such as diabetes to maximise the recovery rate of COVID 19 patients with these underlying conditions\" he said.