Charlotte Maxeke to fully reopen only in 2023 after ‘at least’ R1bn repair


Johannesburg’s fire-ravaged Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital is likely to reopen only in 2023, after repairs and renovations amounting to at least R1bn, reported MedicalBrief (4 August 2021)
According to Gauteng Infrastructure Development and Property Management MEC Tasneem Motara the radiation and oncology units had already reopened and the department planned to “continue to make safe areas declared safe and deemed critical by the clinicians to resume medical operations.” She said there was no budget allocation in the current financial year set aside for the repair work.
“An amount of R100-m has been requested for remedial work after the fire, but there is no estimated construction cost yet for the repair of the most damaged part of the hospital. I estimate it will likely be about R1-bn for full repairs,” said
 DA shadow minister of Health Jack Bloom.

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