Groote Schuur Celebrates Discharging 150th Surviving Ventilated Patient

Groote Schuur Celebrates Discharging 150th Surviving Ventilated Patient

- Cape Town-based hospital Groote Schuur recently headed online to celebrate a Covid-19 victory milestone

- In a heartwarming post, the hospital announced that they had just discharged their 150th ventilated survivor patient

- Many people loved the feel-good news and swiftly headed to the comment section to share their thoughts with the hospital

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Hearing good news about the virus that wreaked havoc on the world is very rare, which is why celebrating every victory, whether big or small, is very important. Cape Town-based Groote Schuur recently celebrated a heartwarming Covid victory.

Heading online, @IvanJoubert Director of Critical Care at Groote Schuur Hospital, headed online to share the news that the hospital had just discharged their 150th ventilated survivor patient - something definitely worth celebrating.

"We discharged our 150th ventilated survivor today! A milestone sweetened by the fact that it is a medical colleague. Well done to the whole critical care team at Groote Schuur!" he wrote.

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South Africans were overjoyed by the great news. Many of them headed to the comment section to share their thoughts. Read a few of them below:

@WayneSmithSA said:

"Well done Ivan - To you and the whole team - Respect."

@gill_mkhasibe said:

"We pray for you all every day. Huge thanks and congrats to your team."

@vaneela6 said:

"Wow. Some good news at last. Well done to all the Frontline workers who made this possible."
Groote Schuur Celebrates Discharging 150th Ventilated Survivor Patient
Groote Schuur is celebrating a big milestone. Image: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images
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@kewley_kathy said:

"What incredible news. Well done and they are definitely in great hands."

@cltkidlit said:

"Thanks all for the continued hard work and courage."

@toriajeand said:

"Amazing, thanks to you & all at Groote Schuur!"

Briefly.co.za also reported that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that 1.1 million South Africans will receive the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of March. Mkhize said that authorities might have to inoculate more people than the original figure of 40 million.

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This has to be done in order to achieve her immunity. Mkhize was addressing the National Council of Provinces on South Africa when he added that more than 32 000 health workers had received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) jab so far.

The J&J vaccine rollout has been in place since last week with the Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive in the country soon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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