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New private hospital for Soshanguve

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Written by Mishack Mahlangu

Construction of a state-of-the-art, 100-bed private hospital has begun in Soshanguve. The project started in March 2013 and the hospital is to completed in 2014.

The hospital is the realisation of a vision of local GP, Dr Jacky Rampedi, who has worked in the area around Block IA for two decades.

“Not only are we excited about the opportunity to help alleviate the problem of overcrowding in public hospitals, but we are also excited and optimistic about the job opportunities that the Botshilu Private Hospital will offer the people of Soshanguve,” said Rampedi.

Councillor Emily Nkosi of Ward 29 said the hospital was providing service in an area that had been under-serviced.

A doctor from a nearby surgery, who did not want to be named, said: “More skilled doctors, more hospitals and better access to quality health care service is a huge step in the right direction.”

Gloria Ndlangamandla, a long time patient of Rampedi, said the two nearest clinics were three and seven kilometres away and the community in the area had relied heavily on Rampedi, who also did home visits.

Lesiba Seakamela, a community development worker in the area said: “To have a private hospital in our community will reduce the burden and travelling distances to get better health care services.”

Rampedi said the facility, once complete would be much more than a new health care facility, but also a “symbol of our commitment to bring affordable, top quality and accessible health care to the people of South Africa”.

About the author

Mishack Mahlangu

Mishack Mahlangu is an OurHealth Citizen Journalist reporting from Gauteng's Tshwane Health District.

4 Comments

  • I am one of Soshanguve resident I’m happy because the hospital will give us jobs thanks to Dr Rampedi you do care for us and the sick people around your area.

  • Thank u DR Rampedi for bringing a better health facility in our community an for creating job opportunities to us.

  • Thanks a lot Dr Rampedi you are a star and may God enlarge your territories