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Jones described the conditions at the hospital as “disastrous” and likened the children’s unit to a “crime scene”.

“Overcrowding‚ unsanitary conditions‚ staff shortages are some of the issues we observed during our visit‚” he told TimesLIVE.

He criticised the department for appearing to be unprepared to deal with various issues at the hospital.

“We’re disappointed that the department does not seem to have clear plans to deal with these issues‚” he said.

The commission blamed maladministration‚ poverty‚ alleged corruption and a lack of proper governance for the current state of the hospital.

Jones said: “We will be having a joint summit with the provincial government to try find practical solutions.”

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