SA reacts to footage of disused hospital beds: 'Here is our tax money'

SA reacts to footage of disused hospital beds: 'Here is our tax money'

Footage of what appeared to be hundreds of stacked hospital beds has been posted on social media and it left Mzansi with questions.

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A video was shared on social media which showed hundreds of hospital beds stacked outside the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Joburg.

The video was shot by an Afrikaans man, who said: "If you have ever wondered where our taxes go - here is our tax money. Beds with which is nothing wrong.”

According to the man, there's nothing wrong with the hospital beds and they would deteriorate rapidly in the sun and other elements.

Photos of the scene were then shared on social media by DA Gauteng health spokesperson, Jack Bloom, who added it disturbed him.

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Briefly.co.za gathered the footage left Mzansi divided - some felt the beds might have been replaced by newer ones or they're being repaired.

Akani M, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @Akanirelo, wrote: "You are dishonest. You know full well that these are broken beds that have been replaced with new ones but you'd rather score cheap political points. You have no shame."
Katishi Lesufi,‏ @kednap, added: "That is what happens when your plan of action focuses on the failures of your opponent. Are so blinded by unfounded criticism that you fail to see that these beds are old and dilapidated?"

However, others condemned the footage, adding if the beds were to be repaired, they would sustain even more damage in the sun and rain.

Maalthee Dayaram, @mdayaram08, said: "If out for repair, then fix quickly and use now. Otherwise what a huge waste of taxpayers' money!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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