‘National emergency’: three KZN doctors die in a week

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‘National emergency’: three KZN doctors die in a week

As the province struggles to contain the spread of the virus, more healthcare professionals are falling ill or dying

Senior reporter

KwaZulu-Natal’s embattled medical fraternity is mourning the loss of three doctors who all succumbed to the virus within a week.

Their deaths come as the province struggles with a rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths, making it the country’s current epicentre.

On Monday, tributes poured in on the SA Doctors United Facebook page for Melmoth doctor Sihle Mchunu, Durban medical practitioner Dr Irshad Karrim and Dr Avesh Ramnairan, an orthopaedic surgeon at Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre...

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