Dr Pixley Isaka Seme Hospital
COVID -19 has caused global turmoil, with 1 030 199 people being infected with the virus currently. South Africa is sitting at 1 462, with five deaths recorded. This number is rising daily.
The South African government continues to take proactive measures to combat the virus and flatten the curve. The Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal remains under construction despite the national shutdown, as the hospital construction has been deemed to be an essential service.
The 500-bed regional hospital, scheduled for completion in the latter part of 2020, is part of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health’s Hospital Revitalisation Programme and once complete, will provide 1.5 million people, living in KwaMashu, Inanda, Ntuzuma and surrounding communities in the Northern Durban catchment area, with a full spectrum of up-to-date, world-class medical services.
“We are in full support of the preventative measures taken by government and are proud to be playing our part in readying the hospital to ensure it is operational and able to receive the first patients,” said Clinton Crowie, Executive Director of Enza Construction.
“Being involved in the construction of the hospital is aligned to Enza Construction’s commitment to build spaces that bring dignity to underdeveloped communities by responding more meaningfully to the challenges of socio-economic infrastructure development in the country,” added Crowie.
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others by:
- Washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Practice social distancing - Avoid close contact with all individuals.
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
The construction of a 450 bed, Level 1 District Hospital, as part of the infrastructure Development Hospital Revitalisation Programme. The hospital will provide primary healthcare and a full AVR referral service to Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) cummunities of the eThekwini Municipality.
Client - Department of Health
Location - Bridge City, KwaMashu, Durban
Value - R1.7 Billion
Duration - 45 months
Completion - 30 November 2018