Udokotela ongusozigidigidi uhlinzeka ngemali yokukhiqiza imithi yokugomela i-Covid eNingizimu Afrika

Arthur Greene

Usozigidigidi owazalelwa eNingizimu Afrika uDkt Patrick Soon-Shiong unikele ngezigidigidi ezi-R3 ekwenzeni umkhiqizo womuthi wokugomela i-Covid-19 eNingizimu Afrika.

“Ngibe nenhlanhla enkulu yokuvela eNingizimu Afrika ngize eMelika futhi ngakha izinkampani ezinkulu ezinezindawo ezinkulu zokukhiqiza,” utshele i-World Health Organisation emhlanganweni obungoLwesithathu.

UDkt Soon-Shiong ungusosayensi wezinto eziphilayo waseMelika Uphinde abe ngusomabhizinisi, udokotela ohlinzayo wokuhlwanyela kanye nesikhulu sezindaba, onezinkampani eziningana – kusuka ekuqaleni kwezempilo kuya emaphephandabeni.

Kodwa ngaphambi kokwakha umbuso wezemithi eMelika, lapho aqongelela khona ingcebo enkulu eyizigidigidi ezingama- $ 6,8 (R135b), waqhamuka ekuqaleni okuthobekile e-Gqeberha.

Ingane yabantu bokufika base-China, yafundela ubudokotela e-University of Witwatersrand. Ube esephothula izifundo zakhe zobudokotela e-Johannesburg General Hospital, ngaphambi kokuthuthela e-Canada ngowezi-1970.

Emhlanganweni wangoLwesithathu, umemezele ukuthi inkampani yakhe igxilisa “ubuchwepheshe bokudlulisa” ukuvumela ukukhiqizwa kwemithi yokugoma eNingizimu Afrika.

Uthe abacwaningi baseNingizimu Afrika baphayonele ukuhlaziywa kwe-genomic kwe-Covid-19 futhi basiza umhlaba ukuba ububone ubungozi obudalwa ukuhlukahluka kwe-Covid-19.

“Ngaya ngokuya ngakholwa ukuthi asinayo kuphela isayensi, kodwa sinamandla abantu, amandla kanye nesifiso,” esho.

Uchaze ukuthi ukukhushulwa ekukhiqizeni umuthi wokugoma waseNingizimu Afrika kanye nokwenza izinto ezintsha kuzoshukumisela izwekazi lonke ekutheni likwazi ukuzimela.

NgoMbasa, inkampani kaDkt uSoon-Shiong, i-ImmunityBio, yasayina isivumelwano ne-BioVac, inkampani yaseNingizimu Afrika, yokukhiqiza imigomo eyizigidi eziyi-100 minyaka yonke.

Umthombo wesithombe: @DrPatSoonShiong