MBABANE: Sabelo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Eswatini Local Kombis Association has warned members of public to take extra pre-cautions as more COVID-19 patients now use public transport to seek medical treatment due to government’s failure to provide Ambulances.
Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa is in the midst of a health crisis, leaders of the banned political parties blames King Mswati, one of the richest Monarchies in the world for hosting Incwala ritual ceremony and for failing to improve the health system while manipualting public funds to sustain his extravagant spending.
Speaking to this Swaziland News in an interview, Dlamini said in the midst of the health crisis that resulted to shortage of Ambulances, people now use public transports to go to hospitals and those who tested positive, will then use the very same kombis and buses to return to their homes.
“As public transport operators, will are trying our level best to adopt safety measures making sure we have sanitizers, that why we have few employees in the transport sector who were affected by the virus despite that our employees interact with people daily. We are appealing to members of the public to protect themselves, using public transport is now risky because in the midst of the crisis, public transport now act as Ambulances to assist the people when going to hospital. So, you find that those patients use the very same public transport to go back home even after testing positive” said the local Kombis Secretary General.
Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU) when speaking to this publication earlier warned government that all health workers across the country will engage in a strike action in demand of working equipment
Local Kombis warns members of the public to take extra pre-cautions