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Eastern Cape hospital to get R47m revamp

2011-05-23 21:02

Johannesburg - A hospital in Ncgobo in the Eastern Cape will receive R47m to upgrade its facilities, the provincial department of health said on Monday.

"The MEC [Sicelo Gqobane] made a surprise visit to Mjanyana hospital in Ngcobo... he announced that R47m would be given to rebuild the hospital," spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

"The money was prompted by complaints from traditional leaders to President Zuma about the dilapidated infrastructure," he said.

About R7m would be set aside for the design of the new hospital. Community members were being consulted on whether a new structure should be built in the same location or at a location closer to villages in the area.

In April, the department announced it would spend R1.9bn in renovating hospitals and building clinics in the province.

Comments
  • Mordred - 2011-05-24 07:00

    I don't understand why sooooooo much money is being WASTED to rebuild this hospital? They could not even look after what they had before during the past 15 years. All that is being done is giving them everything new only to have them let it go to the dogs again. When whites ran the hospital, everything was OK. This sure tells us something>

  • SOMEONE123 - 2011-05-24 08:03

    Rewarding the people that voted for the ANC - stocking the hospital so staff can take the goods home!

  • WeCanDoBetter.co.za - 2011-05-24 08:16

    @ everyone, this is an issue affecting every South African and needs to be debated and commented on. As a result, why not comment on your thoughts more comprehensively, submit an article to www.wecandobetter.co.za, we always enjoy hearing what’s on your mind. Otherwise visit our site and check out our recently released second edition. Stanley Black

  • photonic - 2011-05-24 09:52

    Ja right, and how much of that money will actually be spent on the hospital?

  • Barry - 2011-05-24 16:47

    "The money was prompted by complaints from traditional leaders to President Zuma about the dilapidated infrastructure," ....I hope they build a wing for circumsions.......!

  • Paul - 2011-07-08 10:17

    i guess if the zuma cant go to the mountain the mountain must go to zuma........

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