“The health center has already evacuated patients to other wards which would perhaps well well be farther away from the fire. That is being done as a precaution and to give protection to patients from likely smoke inhalation.
“We are moreover having a scrutinize at evacuating patients from the health center to other amenities within the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Properly being facility cluster,” the department stated.
TimesLIVE earlier reported that the blaze broke out on the health center’s special dispensary shops and was sooner or later contained. There had been no casualties.
“The fire reignited lifeless within the evening. The difficulty is organising and we are going to have the choice to give updates as and once we’re in a position to,” the nicely being department stated at about 9.30pm.
It would be a prolonged night time ahead for emergency respondents as their task will likely be further exacerbated by the very fact that Johannesburg most spicy has between four and seven operational fire engines to service town.
That is as a result of ongoing litigation relating to the procurement of 28 fire trucks, value better than R172m.
The town, which has better than 1,4 million households, 5,5 million other folks and is unfold over 1,645km2, now has to turn to neighbouring metros for assistance, Metropolis of Johannesburg spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase previously told Sunday Times Day-to-day.