The Democratic Alliance is will stop at nothing to unravel the structural default of the unfortunate collapsed hospital, leaving scores of victims distraught.
According to Jack Bloom, “I will be asking questions in the Gauteng Legislature about the appointment of the contractor involved in the roof repair where the collapse happened,” said Bloom, DA Shadow MEC on Health in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
“We need to know what measures were taken to ensure that this contractor was competent to do the job as negligence has been blamed as a contributing factor in the collapse.
“Or was the contractor not qualified to do the job and appointed on fishy grounds?”
He said a structural engineering assessment had to be done urgently into other areas of the hospital that may be in danger of collapse.
“This part of the hospital is normally very busy, with thousands of patients passing there every day, so the casualties could have been much higher.
“An independent investigation is now needed into the causes of the collapse,” Bloom said.
The roof collapsed while private construction workers were filling in a leaking section on Thursday.