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The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital was gutted by a fire in April. The hospital is still closed.
The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital was gutted by a fire in April. The hospital is still closed.
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Doctors at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital say the true extent of the devastation to cancer treatment in the province will only be revealed when the hospital reopens next week. 

The hospital’s oncology department is due to reopen on Monday after being closed after a fire in May. On Thursday, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced that the oncology department will be one of the first units to reopen. 

Other parts of the hospital will remain closed until they are fixed. Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said new plans were being drawn for the hospital to speed up its reopening. 

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