Charlotte Maxeke hospital operations not affected by roof collapse
Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has assured the people of Gauteng that a proper investigation into the roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic hospital will get underway. The MEC was at the hospital this morning to get a first-hand account of what happened at the hospital yesterday. Preliminary investigation suggests that too much weight was placed on one of the slabs during construction.
Six people were injured when the roof under construction near the hospital’s main entrance on hospital street collapsed.
Dr Ramokgopa says all other hospital services are running as normal. The hospital has now redirected patients to Gate 6 as the main entrance has been cordoned off. Infrastructure development MEC Jacob Mamabolo is expected to also visit the hospital later today.
At the sametime , the DA in Gauteng’s Jack Bloom says he has been warning the department about the conditions at the hospital for a while now. Bloom says Charlotte Maxeke is one of the province’s most dangerous hospitals. He says in a year – Charlotte Maxeke had 10 Serious incidents that affected patients.
The roof at Charlotte Maxeke construction site caves in.
Construction workers at Charlotte Maxeke watch as the roof they were working on at the hospital collapses.
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa inspects the site of the roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke hospital.
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