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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Equipment Crisis At Charlotte Maxeke Gastro Clinic

Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Hundreds of stomach investigations are not being done at the Gastro Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital because there is only one working endoscope. When I first raised this in March this year, the Gauteng Health Department denied the problem and said that the endoscopes had been sent for repairs…

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