20 May 2013
The IFP calls on the Gauteng Department of
Health to urgently provide time frames concerning the
refurbishment of Kempton Park Hospital, which was abandoned in
IFP Spokesperson on Health Mrs Hilda Msweli,
MP, said, "There remain many unanswered questions regarding this
issue. The Department must advise on the total costs to repair
this hospital, as well as the time frames involved.
Security costs incurred in respect of guarding
the premises to date must also be declared as there are numerous
allegations of irregularities. There are also reports of people
using the premises for illegal gatherings after having paid
bribes to Imvula Quality Protection security officers. This too
must be investigated."
"This hospital should be open and serving our
citizenry," concluded Msweli.
The IFP calls on the MEC for Health in
Gauteng, to ensure that Kempton Park Hospital is refurbished as
soon as possible. Furthermore, we call for a full investigation
into all contracts that Imvula Quality Protection Company holds
with government in respect of the guarding of hospital premises.
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Health, Mrs
Hilda Msweli MP, 072 513 1833
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675