Ga-Rankuwa hospital fumigated

2013-03-03 15:47

Johannesburg - An operating theatre which has been plagued by flies and mosquitoes at George Mukhari hospital, in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, has been cleaned up, the health department said on Sunday.

"A week ago the hospital noticed mosquitoes in one of the theatres. The theatre was closed down over the weekend and was thoroughly disinfected," said spokesperson Simon Zwane.

"The situation is now under control."

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Jack Bloom said on Sunday that he had written to MEC Hope Papo and asked him to intervene, as people's lives were being endangered in the hospital's 14 operating theatres.

He claimed heart operations had been cancelled because of the major risk of infection to patients, as hospital management had failed to fumigate the theatres for more than three months.

"All 14 theatres are cleaned and fumigated regularly, especially after major operations," said Zwane.

  • Riaan Anker - 2013-03-03 16:04

    Ja wel, wat kan jy meer verwag ?? Met so regering wat gewoond is aan vlieƫ en goggas . . . Hou aan stem vir die Anc, hulle sorg goed vir julle.

  • Kalibanache - 2013-03-03 16:05

    Daily cleaning with the most simple yet reliable cleaning products is also another way to go, But hey, If we wait for the fly's to take over then okay, carry on....

      Carmen Coetzee - 2013-03-03 16:17

      what the hell next!!!dam gov!

  • Desilusionada - 2013-03-03 16:14

    Eish, dese black spots on de patients lungs, dey not look good. No no, dey are de flies, or mebbe is de dirty glasses. Nurse, wave your hand quick. OH yees, its de mosquitos........

  • Gladys Montana - 2013-03-03 18:09

    This is dirtiness!!

  • JanGrimbeek - 2013-03-03 18:21

    This must have been part of the MECs turnaround plan > "Gauteng health turnaround working - MEC 2013-03-02 22:56 The turn-around strategy implemented by the Gauteng health department was working, says MEC Hope Papo."

      Kalibanache - 2013-03-03 20:45

      I think of chimpanzee sounds when I hear that, But Thats just me....

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-03 18:32

    I need a medical aid yo!

  • Tommy Hains - 2013-03-03 18:32

    While they at it. Could they please fumegate the houses of parliament and all provinces local govt departments. It is plagued with corrupt officials and is infecting other worth while ministers

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-03-03 18:59

    Is it really so hard to keep a place clean????

  • David Kahn - 2013-03-03 22:49

    Mosquitoes and flies in the theaters of this hospital are not news, I often observed them there. Even as far back as 2005

  • flynn.govender - 2013-03-04 08:42

    If the hospital staff cannot keep the hospital clean, all this staff should be fired. There could be many factors as to why the hospital was not cleaned - the Department of Health must investigate this asap

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