The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) has not received any forensic report related to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) fire.
This comes after the publication of an article by the Daily Maverick, which claims to have a police forensic report.
“The department has been inundated with media requests for comment,” a statement from the department read on Monday.
“GDoH has unfortunately not seen the so-called report and as such, the department is not in a position to comment on it.”
Parts of the hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, have been shut down since the fire broke out last year.
The reports then stated that the fire affected the dispensary and spread to various sections of the parking lot multi-storey structure, destroying R40 million worth of stock, personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers from COVID-19 and other essentials.
According to the Maverick article, a copy of a South African Police Service (SAPS) forensic report shows that arson was the cause of the fire at CMJAH on 16 April 2021.
The provincial department has since advised the media to confirm with SAPS if they have indeed issued such a report and to who the report was issued.