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A big hospital in Soweto was reportedly on fire yesterday. Read more of the following

We currently have trending pictures that are speculating on social media that show that Chris Hani's hospital was on fire yesterday.

On Wednesday, a fire started at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.

The fire allegedly started in a public area close to tents used for COVID-19 testing, according to the Gauteng department of health.

Strong winds caused the fire to spread to the wash site, where it damaged some of the linen that was waiting to be condemned (thrown away), according to the department.

The department further stated that "City fire services from Dobsonville and Jabulani arrived before the fire spread to the usable linen section and the building." There were no reported injuries.

The Pretoria Steve Biko Hospital caught fire last month. The department declared following the occurrence that sabotage was not the cause of the fires at public hospitals. The fact that the department had to deal with fires nearly every year, according to Health MEC Dr. Nomathemba Mokgethi, was strange.

 

Storage at the Carletonville Hospital caught fire in February 2021, destroying R20 million worth of equipment. It was determined that arson was the cause of the fire. A year after a fire occurred at the hospital, the casualty department at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital has just reopened. Patients were sent to other hospitals after Gauteng's largest hospital, with 2,000 beds, closed, and other facilities immediately struggled to handle the inflow of patients.

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