Investigation underway at Carltonville hospital following a fire

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An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at one of the buildings at the Carletonville hospital west of Johannesburg in which Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), linen and other health items were burnt.

The Gauteng Health Department says no casualties were reported and hospital services have not been affected. The department’s Kwara Kekana says the hospital has already replenished its PPE stock.

“One of the buildings at the hospital known as the Old Crash Building caught fire resulting in the significant destruction of items inside. The building had been used as storage facility for Personal Protective Equipment and for health equipment that had been stored at the.”

Kekana says, “The hospital had been requested by the Gauteng Infrastructure Department to assist with the temporary storage of health equipment and line meant for AngloGold Ashanti hospital during its construction phase due to its close proximity to each other.”