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Dept to deal with 'ghost hospital'

Following an EWN probe, two Gauteng departments will meet to discuss an abandoned hospital.

The Kempton Park Hospital closed its doors the day after Christmas in 1997 with millions of rand worth of equipment locked inside and there's still no clear explanation why. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Following an Eyewitness News investigation, the Gauteng Departments of infrastructure and health have decided to meet to discuss the abandoned Kempton Park Hospital.

On Monday, Eyewitness News revealed how the hospital had been left to slide into decay after it was abandoned 17 years ago, with millions of rands worth of equipment locked inside.

It has now become a popular spot for ghost hunters because many believe the hospital is haunted.

Eyewitness News visited the abandoned facility, which was once regarded as one of the most prestigious hospitals in Gauteng.

Now hundreds of people flock to the building on weekend evenings, in search of ghosts and security guards charge people a fee to enter the property.

Gauteng infrastructure's Ramona Baijnath says, "One of the things that the MECs will additionally discuss, is the allegations regarding the ghost tours, the security companies and the costs thereof."

The department is still investigating how much money is being spent on security over the past 17 years.

A decision to either reopen or demolish the hospital will be made by the end of the year.