Faculty of Health Sciences calls for the reopening of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
Wits University’s Health Sciences Faculty has joined the call to reopen Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMAJH), reported News24 (10 June 2021). The hospital was closed after it was gutted by a fire nearly two months ago.
Medical students at the university use the academic hospital for their clinical work. The university said with water issues at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child and Helen Joseph hospitals, the continued closure of Charlotte Maxeke meant healthcare in the province was constrained. It added with the Covid-19 third wave, this might lead to the “collapse of an already unstable system”.
Gauteng infrastructure department spokesperson Bongiwe Gambu said the hospital could not be reopened yet.