Gauteng spent greater than R14m on ‘fever tents’ in battle towards Covid-19

“The technique of Gauteng has all the time been to spend money on legacy tasks by main refurbishments and extra beds at current hospitals corresponding to Jubilee Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Educational Hospital and others. These tasks proceed to be carried out and are at numerous levels. They’re an funding into the well being system even publish the Covid-19 pandemic,” he mentioned.

Whereas different provinces had invested in discipline hospitals, Mamabolo mentioned Gauteng invested in a single solely — the Nasrec Expo Centre.

“The Gauteng catastrophe administration provincial command council resolved some time again that there will likely be no growth of discipline hospitals. The burden of illness, suggestions by clinicians on the bottom and the way effectively the province had carried out in its response to the pandemic, decreased the necessity for discipline hospitals,” he mentioned.

The Nasrec discipline hospital stays operational.

“The tools invested within the facility largely belongs to the division and will likely be repurposed for use in Gauteng well being amenities after the pandemic,” he mentioned.