The Limpopo Health Department says it is awaiting a court decision before deciding how to use its hospital building that used to house the Clinix Phalaborwa Private hospital.

The department took Clinix, the private company that was outsourced to run the facility, to court for alleged breach of contract. This after Clinix pulled out of the contract it signed with the department in January.

The contract was scheduled to expire in 2020.

Clinix at the time said it was not making a profit from the hospital.

Limpopo Health Spokesperson, Thabiso Teffo, says, “We are dealing with a public-private partnership, which one partner decided out of its own, to break that partnership. What we are doing, as a department, currently is to make sure that all the legal issues are resolved. We would definitely want to make sure that services are rendered to the community of that particular area, but I hope and believe that the nearest hospital, which is Maphutha Malatjie is able to deal with all the issues that communities from that area probably need.”