Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Medical Capacity During World Cup a Concern for Health Officials

Health officials are warning that the possibility of disaster is very high during the World Cup, mainly due to the country's low amount of medical workers.

Speaking during a panel discussion at the World Conference on Disasters and Emergency Medicine on Tuesday, Dr Wayne Smith, the head of the Western Cape's 2010 health planning unit, said it was "dangerous" for authorities to be over-confident in South Africa's medical ability to deal with disasters simply because the country hosted the Rugby and Cricket World Cups without incident.

'Be prepared for any World Cup disaster'
Cape Argus
November 25, 2009