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Mandela Children's Hospital opens ICU complex

TM Nkonzo

The ANC places children at the centre of our health care programmes. We therefore welcome the opening of the paediatric and neonatal ICU unit Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital on the 28th of February 2018l. This unit consists of paediatric cardiology and paediatric nephrology units. The opening of the paediatric ICU will add an additional 48 beds to the system, to accommodate children from South Africa and Southern African countries.

The opening of this unit will also assist a great deal with reducing waiting times for MRI scans and CT scans. Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and Steve Biko Academic Hospital, will also be assisted in reducing the waiting list and waiting time significantly, for children in dire need of these resources. The ANC believes the opening of a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit complex marks another milestone in the hospital's journey to fully operationalise its intended services in accordance with the dream of the late former President Nelson Mandela's legacy projects.

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