Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
18 Jan 2021
4:50 am

R12m Bronkhorstspruit hospital upgrade ‘makes no sense’

Marizka Coetzer

Last June, BMW Germany announced the company would partner with the government to upgrade eight hospitals in three provinces and four community clinics with 750 beds to support during the second wave of the Covid-19 peak.

File picture for illustration. Bronkhorstspruit, about 50km east of Pretoria. Picture: bluegnu.co.za

Questions are being raised about the delayed upgrade of the Bronkhorstspruit hospital following a R12 million injection by BMW. Last June, BMW Germany announced the company would partner with the government to upgrade eight hospitals in three provinces and four community clinics with 750 beds to support during the second wave of the Covid-19 peak. Tshwane Democratic Alliance councillor Bronwynn Engelbrecht said the R12 million investment into the Bronkhorstspruit hospital made no sense. Engelbrecht said she can’t understand why the department of health would invest in the hospital because it is located on the edge of Tshwane where there is...

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