The Limpopo health department of Health confirmed to have received reports of a fire that broke out at the FH odendaal Hospital’s Covid-19 ward at Modimolle.
Reports indicate that the fire broke down this morning around 4am.The nurses curbed the fire and the people from the fire department came at a later stage. The ward that caught fire was used as a female’s ward before but now changed to the hospital’s covid-19 ward.
Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba visited the Dr FH Odendaal Hospital where a fire broke out in one of the wards. There were four patients in the ward, unfortunately two died and two others were rescued. A team of experts has been dispatched to investigate the circumstances surrounding the cause of fire.
It is not clear as to what caused the fire and the identities of the deceased have not yet been released,Our sincere condolences to the affected families