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How physicians healed their own hospital when Covid rocked its foundations

Charlotte Maxeke has prototyped and developed an in-demand protective device in the process

Cape Town bureau chief

First there was turmoil, fear and conflict. Gradually, order began to emerge from the chaos. Within weeks, innovation produced a device which was mass-produced to safeguard health workers from Covid-19.

This is the pandemic story of Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, related in the SA Medical Journal (http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/13052/9452) by six doctors who work there.

Eight days ago, when they submitted their account, the doctors said they were still short of testing kits, personal protective equipment and disinfectant...

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