As South Africans prepare for lockdown level 3 as of 01 June 2020, academics at UCTs School of Public Health and Family Medicine, in collaboration with UKZN, have developed a useful screening tool that assesses whether workers are healthy enough to return to work.
Dr Randall Ortel, 3rd year Registrar in Family Medicine shares his story with the Faculty and the School, following the community-orientated primary care approach to lead COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community.
As cases of COVID-19 rise exponentially, pressures on the laboratories to test for COVID-19 are escalating and making it an urgent priority to have a rational approach to the use of scarce testing kits for SARS-CoV-2.
The COVID19 Workplace Medical Passport is a screening tool for workplaces that has been developed by Profs Rajen Naidoo (UKZN) and Mohamed Jeebhay (UCT) – both occupational medicine specialists, currently active at national and provincial levels in addressing workplace impacts of the epidemic.
The Occupational Medicine Division hosted Dr Tiny Masupe, Assistant Program Director Public Health Medicine and Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at the University of Botswana.