The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg remains closed for now following the fire that broke out there three weeks ago.
The hospital was meant to reopen its doors earlier this month but authorities say it’s not ready.
The Gauteng Health Department says it’s still waiting for the green light from the City of Johannesburg.
With the province facing a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, there are serious concerns.
Authorities say a plan to reopen the hospital in phases is being implemented, a date for which will be announced soon.
For now, patients will have to wait or find alternative facilities to treat them.