Sewage smells at Helen Joseph Hospital

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Sewage leaks at the Helen Joseph Hospital in west Johannesburg are causing smells that are disturbing both staff and patients. I visited the hospital yesterday after receiving complaints about smelly sewage leaks outside the hospital building. One manhole was cordoned…

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R310 million needed to fix Helen Joseph Hospital

R310 million is the total assessed cost to fix 65 680 identified building problems at the Helen Joseph Hospital in west Johannesburg. This is disclosed by Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Mamabolo says that the condition of the hospital…

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Rip-Off Plumbing For Gauteng Hospitals

Kokwane Express Services CC

Kokwane Express Services CC A plumbing company contracted by the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development routinely charges R20 000 for every job done at a hospital, but the Department insists that this is a fair market rate. According to a written reply by Gauteng DID MEC Jacob Mamabolo, Kokwane Express…

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Gauteng Hospitals Fail To Spend R59m On Equipment

Medical Equipment

Gauteng Public Hospitals Gauteng public hospitals failed to spend R59 million out of R480 million that was budgeted for equipment last year. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According to Mahlangu, “underspending was incurred within the…

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