Christiana Hospital fire under investigation

Patients hospitalised at the facility when the blaze broke out on Wednesday have been transported to nearby medical centres.

North West MEC Madoda Sambatha (left) at the Christiana Hospital on 8 September 2021 to assess the level of damage caused by a fire on the same day. Picture: @NorthWestDOH/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The North West Department of Health said an investigation was under way to determine the cause of a fire at the Christiana Hospital.

Patients hospitalised at the facility when the blaze broke out on Wednesday have been transported to nearby medical centres.

Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has visited the hospital to assess the fire damage.

“Many of the facilities have burned down. It doesn't look like there is anything to salvage at the moment. We recently upgraded a number of units, a number of them had new medical equipment, all those have been burned down,” said the department spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane.

No injuries have been reported.

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