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M-Net documentary on the COVID frontline at Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital

A COVID-19 documentary being filmed at Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital, a non-profit hospital in Muckleneuk, Pretoria, will be broadcast on DStv's M-Net channel at 8.30pm on 4 October.

The film, called Zero to Zero, shows the staff of Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital staff in action as they attempt to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.

Professor Leonie Scholtz, a radiologist and part-time filmmaker at the more than 100-year-old private hospital in Pretoria, filmed the documentary, along with two other people, for more than 15 months – unscripted. The frontline worker said after getting permission, all she did was switch on her camera and document the scenes at the hospital from the time it admitted its COVID-19 patient zero.

The visuals take viewers from emergency rooms to ICUs, where patients, young and old, are attached to machines, with health workers attempting to save their lives.



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