Mbabane Clinic & Manzini Clinic 24 Hour Service. Matsapha Clinic Mon-Fri 8 to 4.30

STATEMENT FROM THE CLINIC GROUP MEDICAL DIRECTOR DR MARK MILLS - 12th April 2020

We are very happy to announce that all the COVID 19 tests of our staff and contacts of our Doctor are negative. In the last few days the hospital has undergone a deep clean and therefore we will be fully reopening today, Sunday 12th April. The fact that no one tested positive is proof that the measures we have put in place are working to keep our staff and patients safe. We will remain vigilant and constantly improving. In this regard we will be asking all people coming to our facilities to wear masks. Either bring your own, or use a mask available at the entrance of all our facilities which you must put in the bin provided on leaving. Masks can also be purchased at cost from all our receptions. We again would like to thank all our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, cleaners and support staff for their bravery, dedication, sacrifice and professionalism. Our thoughts are with our doctor who is having a tough time but is fighting the virus and is stable.

STATEMENT FROM THE CLINIC GROUP MEDICAL DIRECTOR DR MARK MILLS - 9th April 2020

One of our doctors at the 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 had a cough. Therefore it's very unlikely he transmitted the virus to anyone. However to be extra cautious we have partially closed the hospital for the Easter weekend and tested all the staff and we have been in contact with all the patients he saw the five days before the test was taken, and we are in the process of a deep clean. The hospital is open for outpatients and emergencies. 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 all the staff will be available by Friday or Saturday and we plan to be fully functional by Tuesday

TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT COVID-19, RECEIVE UPDATES ON THE SITUATION WITHIN OUR CLINICS AND IMPORTANT MEASURES TAKEN. 

When to use masks and gloves

World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines recommend:

  • Healthy people should only wear a mask if they are taking care of a person with suspected COVID-19 infection.
  • People coughing or sneezing should wear a mask
  • Members of the general public with no symptoms do not need to wear a mask or gloves as the effectiveness of these are compromised when used and disposed of incorrectly and will lead to increased risk of infection transmission
  • Wearing medical masks or gloves when not indicated will also cause our stock of equipment to be depleted leaving Health Care Professionals with no
  • Personal Protective Equipment with which to treat infected patients


Please note: 

  • When using gloves or masks it is ESSENTIAL that you do not touch the mask with unclean gloves or hands as this will potentially infect the mask and your nose and mouth.  
  • When using gloves it is ESSENTIAL to dispose of them after touching potentially infected areas and then wash your hands.

Learn More

The link below will take you to the WHO website for more information about when to use masks and gloves.

Symptoms:

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH

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FEVER

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH

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If you have mild symptoms, you do not need to be tested.

Please do not go to the hospital but if you are concerned contact the hospital or your regular doctor.  


Mbabane Clinic: 2404 2423

Manzini Clinic: 2505 7435

Matsapha Clinic: 2518 4110

Our advice for home isolation when self-isolating:

  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.


  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you get the things you need to stay at home.


  • Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home if possible.


  • Wear a mask if you have one.


  • You can make a disinfectant from household bleach; dilute 1 part bleach to 9 parts water (100mls bleach made up to 1 litre with water) Wipe down all hard surfaces with this solution: door handles toilet handles etc.


  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser. 


  • Sleep alone if possible.


  • Stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible.

If your symptoms worsen during your home isolation

OR you are no better after seven days, seek medical advice by telephone:

Mbabane Clinic: 2404 2423

Manzini Clinic: 2505 7435

Matsapha Clinic: 2518 4110

If you have an underlying health condition or are above the age of 60 and develop symptoms do let your doctor know.

Please only call an ambulance if it’s an emergency.

You can also phone 977

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Like seasonal flu, the same public health advice applies for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use, and wash your hands, or cough into your bent arm at the elbow. Alternatively you can take a cloth soak it in the above disinfectant fluid and rinse it regular and re-soak in disinfectant fluid.

Get up-to-date COVID-19 information via WhatsApp

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World Health Organisation brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.


The service can be accessed through the link below which opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Or just copy this number: +41 22 501 75 96 an add it to your contacts as World Health Organisation. 

Then simply type “hi” in a Whatsapp message to World Health Organisation to activate the conversation. This prompts a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

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The links to STAY IN TOUCH WITH US:

Click on the link below to join our WhatsApp group

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Giii2YtOxje6kHVtqQ73xU


Click on the link below to join our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/theclinicgroup


Click on the link below to follow our Twitter profile

www.twitter.com/Clinic_Group



We are committed to keep everyone safe. We are proactively taking all necessary measures and keep improving our systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our brave doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff who are on the frontline.