Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital unveiled its multi-million rand special dispensary stores after the 2021 fire – Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Were the new state-of-the-art general stores at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital worth the wait? Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital unveiled its multi-million rand stores on May 18 after the old special dispensary stores were destroyed by a fire two years ago in April.
The units in the hospital which were affected but later reopened included the radiation and oncology unit, the accident and emergency unit as well as the 600-parking bay.
Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital’s newly-unveiled general store.
Hospitals that suffered extensive damage over the years include Chris Hani Baragwaneth, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Carletonville Hospital, among others.
The NGO and humanitarian group, Gift of the Givers, contributed approximately R60m towards the new stores which have adequate shelving to assist in the organisation and classification of stock, air conditioning, and ablution facilities and are equipped with integrated fire detection and suppression with fire water storage tanks.
Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, Minister of Health Joe Phaahla, Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital CEO Gladys Bogoshi and founder of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman listen in on what types of materials were used to build the dispensery stores. Photo: Asanda Matlhare
NGO founder Dr Sooliman noted that the hospital’s stores are part