Tshepong Hospital operations return to normal

Monday, January 18, 2021

Operations at the Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, North West province are back to normal after flooding caused the temporary closure of some parts of the hospital.

Last Thursday parts of the hospital were shut down after the facility was flooded during a heavy downpour.

North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha undertook a visit to the hospital on Sunday to assess the impact of the flooding of the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU), the Out Patient Department (OPD), pharmacy, cleaning department, admission ward 14 and maintenance office

“I am pleased with how swift the facility was brought back to normal operations. I commend the work done by the municipality’s fire department to drain the water from all the affected areas. Equally our workers have done a tremendous job, cleaning the facility overnight,” the MEC said.

Sambatha said no patients were affected by the flooding. All the patients that were in the casualty were quickly seen to and moved to wards.

“At the height of the flooding intervention, the ambulances and any emergencies were diverted to Klerksdorp hospital to allow draining and sweeping the water out of the affected areas.

“The staff and management of Klerksdorp-Tshepong Hospital, Matlosana EMRS started sweeping water out of the affected areas and the fire department from Matlosana Municipality drained the water from outside and assisted by unblocking the drainage system which was blocked by debris swept from Jouberton into the hospital,” said the North West Department of Health. – SAnews.gov.za

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