The outfit says it is worried that if the government does not step in, the death toll will keep increasing and the situation will soon get out of control.
The public inquiry, the group believes will yield valuable lessons that can be applied immediately to prevent further deaths while also ensuring accountability on the part of the government.
“The Prime Minister might be aware that health experts have warned that South Africa faces a high risk of a third COVID-19 resurgence from May to June this year. It is important that Lesotho, which is completely surrounded by South Africa, should take lessons from the current crisis if the country wants to ensure that the anticipated third wave does not have the same devastating effects as the second one.
“It will be very disappointing if Lesotho’s response to the third wave is found wanting,” the group said in a letter written to Dr Majoro on Friday.
The independent inquiry, the letter said will look into the capacity of the identified COVID-19 isolation centres and how the facilities operate in terms of the services they offer to patients under their care.
The probe, the group also said will among others also analyse the kind of support that is available to staff in government-run hospitals.
The analysis will further determine whether or not essential tools such as the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are sufficient while also assessing the robustness of the test and trace programme.
The letter added: “Although it is not for us to determine the outcome of such an inquiry, we believe it will deliver findings and crucial lessons within a month that will be applied immediately to save lives as the pandemic continues.”