Kensington Day Hospital, in Cape Town, has been closed indefinitely, after computers and other equipment were stolen by burglars 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.
Why is Kensington Day Hospital closed?
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.
This incident has affected the entire Cape Flats community, as old and sickly patients have been turned away since Monday.
Kensington patients urged to use Maitland Healthcare Centre
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.
However, as a matter of urgency, they will open their doors to patients from the Kensington area.
It has not been established when the day hospital will be re-opened.