R460 million Covid-19 hospital stands empty as admissions soar

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Government hospitals in Gauteng are taking strain amid the third wave while the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital remains unutilised. Photo: Gauteng Government/Twitter
Government hospitals in Gauteng are taking strain amid the third wave while the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital remains unutilised. Photo: Gauteng Government/Twitter

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A multimillion-rand Covid-19 hospital is standing empty in Gauteng while admissions skyrocket in the province.

The provincial government invested R460 million in the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital in Carletonville on the West Rand. The hospital was handed over to the Gauteng Health Department on May 14, but to date not a single patient has been admitted to this facility.

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