Thursday, 13 August 2020
Bloemfontein: The Premier of the Free State; Sisi Ntombela accompanied by Free State MEC for Health; Montseng Tsiu, officially opened the converted parking space which is now a 100 Expanded Bed Space for COVID-19 and the 60 High Care Beds at House Idhalia.
The official opening ceremony was held at Universitas Academic Hospital on Thursday, 13 August 2020.
The Premier said that since May 2020 in anticipation of this peak, the Province begun plans to roll out the provision of additional beds for the COVID-19 patients.
“I am proud to also announce that this project will be rolled out other hospitals across the province. Soon, we will officially open a new ward at Pelonomi Hospital, here in Bloemfontein, and Bongani Hospital in Welkom, and it is our wish that we prepare all Districts of our province against this invisible enemy called COVID-19. We will soon alsoofficially open the doors to a Field Hospital, to be established at the Bloemfontein Showgrounds.” said Premier Ntombela.