Premier opens new high-tech R1.9bn CMH

The launch of the new R1.9-billion Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in the heart of Mdantsane has been described as a giant step towards providing superb healthcare.

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle officially opened the 560-bed hospital next to the old Cecilia Makiwane Hospital yesterday,

STATE OF THE ART: The new R1.9 billion Cecilia Makiwane hospital in Mdantsane was officially opened yesterday Picture: SUPPLIED

“This hospital compares with the best you can find in the country,” he said. “Once everything is fully operational, it’s going to bring quite a world of difference to the people of Mdantsane,” he said.

The hospital is expected to begin operating in the next two months.


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