Question NW2743 to the Minister of Health

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15 December 2020 - NW2743

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

In view of the oversight to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital which revealed that eight wards in the hospital require refurbishment, and that his department is well aware of the situation but has to date not caused the refurbishment to materialise, by what date will the refurbishment of the eight wards be done, excluding the 300 bed project which was meant to be completed in August for COVID-19 response?


a) Wards 1 to 8 at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital that were earmarked for refurbishments were successfully refurbished and currently fully operational. Below are the dates of occupation achieved for each of the wards:

Ward 1: 13 July 2020

Ward 2: 08 July 2020

Ward 3: 31 July 2020

Ward 4: 28 August 2020

Ward 5: 13 July 2020

Ward 6: 08 July 2020

Ward 7: 28 August 2020

Ward 8: 28 August 2020

b) The refurbishment project was done at a cost of R186,000,000.


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