Rocking the Daisies offers logistic assistance for temporary hospitals in SA
Rocking the Daisies Festival Director George Avakian offers his knowledge.
Look, no one can deny how extremely volatile and scary life is at the moment.
As numbers of COVID-19 cases in South Africa increase, one can’t help but think of how our medical resources may not be adequate enough (in space, not in skill) to handle an imminent increase in cases.
A time may come when we will have to set up temporary hospitals in SA to treat our fellow human beings. Rocking The Daises Festival Director George Avakian is offering his organisations expertise regarding the set up of such hospitals. They have been around the proverbial block a few times.
We’re in this together
In a statement to Channel24, George said: “We obviously house a number of staff and beds for the festival, so we built a plan for temporary beds, in isolated rooms, structures within structures to split air space, with all necessary facilities, power, lights, running water, sewerage, and it can be placed pretty much anywhere.
Adding: “My thinking was it would assist hospitals, as they can be erected in parking lots. We obviously engage with these sorts of suppliers year on year, so we could erect the beds within no time.”
“I don’t, unfortunately, know the technicality of what else is necessary from a medical standpoint, and wouldn’t know where to start, all I know is we are in this together, and if I can round up the industry to build temporary structures for medical or shelters reasons, that is a far better way I can spend my 21 days,” he concluded.
He might not have all the answers, but if we put our knowledge together we can get through anything.
Rocking the Daisies hopes to inspire other leaders in South Africa to step up in any way possible.
@GovernmentZA my team designed a model to create temporary beds, all isolated into smaller rooms with all necessary facilities, plumbing, water electricity, we have knowledge in managing big crowds. All suppliers are on standby. Example attached. pic.twitter.com/qSjkGYuQMm
— AVAKIAN OF EARTH (@GeorgeAvakian) March 23, 2020