The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto has confirmed that it had to cancel nearly 900 operations this year.
The hospital says in many instances, loadshedding or stolen cables, have prompted it to reschedule or entirely cancel operations.
Member of the hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee, professor Mmampapatla Ramokgopa says at times, the hospital has no clean linen due to breakdowns of its laundry machines.
Ramokgopa says the challenges are worsened by a lack of political will to deliver proper medical services to residents.
Watch Ramokgopa’s full interview here.
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The Department can confirm that there was a fire at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
The fire started at the open space near the COVID-19 tents. Due to strong winds the fire spread to the laundry site and damaged part of the linen awaiting condemning (disposal) process pic.twitter.com/NyhygHEz0p
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