Patients stranded after armed robbers attacked hospital and stole vital equipments, forcing its closure

A reprehensible armed robbery attack of Kensington Day Hospital in Cape Town, has forced the facility to be closed indefinitely, after computers and other equipment were stolen this past weekend.

As reported by EWN, the day hospital was vandalised and police believe that the burglars also made it off with medication too.

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, no arrests have been made as yet.

“Kensington police are investigating a case of burglary following an incident that occurred in the area over the weekend.

“According to information, property belonging to the hospital were stolen that includes computers and medication,” Rwexana revealed.

The Mitchell’s Plain Gangwatch issued a notice on its website, urging the community to rather make use of the Maitland healthcare centre in the meanwhile.

“Arrangements have been made with Maitland Community Health Centre to see the patients from Kensington… Patients with appointments, fetching meds and new patients must report to Maitland from Tuesday, 7 May,” the Gangwatch noted on its site.

The Maitland healthcare centre specifically deals with patients under tuberculosis treatment.

Moreover, public hospitals and clinics are often not allowed to accept patients from different areas.

 

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