The Steve Biko Academic Hospital fire broke out around 1h20 on Monday, Wendy house used as a temporary storage area for COVID-19 medical waste and in transit corpse area has been affected, including a special temporary isolation unit and a tent used to Triage four persons under investigation.
The areas which are altered are only the outside. Structure. In the casualty area of the hospital 18 patients were affected in head and had to be evacuated from their locations. The corpse also had to be moved for safety reasons. As they try to put out the fire.
Steve Biko hospital was one of the most used hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients and still Tshwane number one public hospital with all essential equipment to deal with all medical crisis.
No one has been recorded died or injured on scene.
The department of health has confirmed the fire did take place in a statement.
“The Department of Health can confirm that the fire broke out at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in the early hours of this morning. Monday, May 30, 2022, the fire, which influenced temporary structures at the facility, was successfully put out by the hospital team using the fire extinguishers on site. Thankfully, there were no patients or staff casualties,” the statement reads.
Steve Biko Academic facility had to be moved from their wards on Monday morning, because of this latest Gauteng hospital fire. The provincial department of health confirmed that workers on site were able to put off the flames themselves.
There is still no clear understanding of what caused the fire, no assessments have been made to the department of health in the damages and costs that were brought by the fire.