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12 April 2011

R1.9 billion to renovate ECape hospitals

R1.9 billion will be spent renovating hospitals and clinics in the Eastern Cape, the provincial health department said.

R1.9 billion will be spent renovating hospitals and clinics in the Eastern Cape, the provincial health department said.

He said the renovations would also provide jobs for people and stimulate the local economy.

  • Cecilia Makiwanne (R900 million)
  • Livingstone Hospital's Oncology Unit and outpatients department (R55 million)
  • Frere Hospital's Oncology Unit (R160 million)
  • St Elizabeth Hospital - was to be constructed from scratch. R60 million would be spent on specialised civil works and preparing for the new hospital.
  • St Patricks Hospital - new outpatients department and casualty unit (R370 million)
  • Jose Pearson TB Hospital new XDR [extremely-drug resistant tuberculosis] Unit (R11 million)
  • Frontier Hospital new casualty unit, outpatients department and two new wards and mortuary (R18 million)
  • Nkqubela TB Hospital upgrade of two wards in the MDR [multidrug-resistant] Unit (R7.5 million)

 
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