The Nessie Knight hospital which was meant to receive a R3-million upgrade in 2013 is being renovated seven years later due to covid-19.
During his visit to the Port Elizabeth area, Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize admitted that the health facilities in the Eastern Cape are in an appalling state.
Healthcare workers at Frere hospital in East London say that their working conditions have not changed since they last protested in June.
After being violently removed by the police from the offices of the health department, community careworkers vowed to continue their struggle.
A covid-19 cluster outbreak in a school in Mount Frere causes panic in the Eastern Cape and teachers union calls for schools to be shut down in the province.