- Aug 4, 2005
GP has always since the start been hiding things, distorting numbers and fudging the figures. The Province's vax process is in a total mess.Something is terribly wrong in Gauteng. The infection rate is totally out of control. I think government is hiding true statistics. People and families are getting hammered. Private hospital beds are full. In fact, many offers patients to be transported to hospitals in other provinces. Heard from a single pharmacy this morning where rapid testing are done that they had over 90 people being tested by 11:00 and not a single person tested negative. Community groups on Facebook are on fire with infected people and whole families in Gauteng.
When pressurised, they release press statements such as
"Walk-ins allowed at vax centres" then when many turn up at private venues you find out, no it is not so. Then the press release is changed to say "walk-ins allowed at public vax centres". The people turn up, in large numbers, you find out no, you have to go to designated "walk-in centres in your area" not anyone.
Deeper scratching and you find out the problem is that GP Health has NOT guaranteed that private centres will be reimbursed for those not on MA which IS the real reason why private vax centres are not prepared to handle walk-ins, not on MA. And private places are refusing to allow those that want to pay the R 70, presumably out of fear that they will ultimately be accused of charging for what is supposed to be a "free service".
In any case, right now it is a completely idiotic idea for anyone to go and stand in a queue at an overwhelmed public medical facility in the hopes of getting a jab.