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KZN floods: 84 health facilities were damaged, RUB 184 million is needed for repairs

Health Minister Joe Phaahla and Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited KZN following the devastating flood damage.

PHOTO: Delivered / KZN Health

  • More than 80 health facilities in KwaZulu-Natal have been damaged as a result of the floods in the province.
  • Rs 184 million is needed to repair the damage.
  • More than 300 autopsies have been performed since the flood, 58 of which are outstanding.

KwaZulu-Natal’s 84 health facilities have been damaged in the province as a result of recent floods. According to the provincial government, about 184 million rupees are needed to repair the damage.

Last week, devastating floods killed more than 440 people and left another 40,000. A disaster situation has been declared.

On Tuesday, Health Minister Joe Phaahla and Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited the province.

One of the stations was the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umla, where 40 water tankers were used to treat the water shortage.

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“All healthcare facilities have already returned to normal, with the exception of the Inanda Newtown A Community Health Center (CHC), which had to be shut down completely due to the severity of the damage,” said KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane. .

The Inanda CHC had to be completely shut down and patients were transported to KwaMashu, Ntuzuma and other Inanda facilities. Simelane said there were also mobile clinics in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, 318 autopsies were performed and 58 were still unfinished, Simelane said.

“We also encourage communities to apply to identify the bodies of their loved ones in the department’s medical and legal funeral homes to avoid congestion. We ask those who need counseling to contact KZN’s Department of Social Development.” Simelane said.


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KZN floods: 84 health facilities were damaged, RUB 184 million is needed for repairs

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