Plans to build new hospitals
By Chanel September
15 November 2006
Provincial government in the Western Cape has recently announced plans build two state hospitals worth R800 000.
The state of the art hospitals are to be built in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain.
Construction was to start in January of 2007 but will now only start at the beginning of 2008.
However the national department of health last week said that the budget allocated and approved by the national Treasury was significantly lower than requested.
The department requested R3.6 billion but only received R1.9 billion.
MEC for Health in the province Pierre Uys told the Cape Argus that there is only one district hospital on the Cape Flats and that he cannot accept the delay in building the two planned hospitals.