German car maker BMW and the German government will assist in upgrading eight South African hospitals and four clinics in the fight against Covid-19, in a project valued at R76-million.
BMW will contribute 2.7-million Euros, with the German government to add 1.6-million Euros.
In a virtual signing ceremony on June 29, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller, together with Gauteng Department of Health head Professor Mkhululi Lukhele and BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (BMW SA) CEO Tim Abbott, announced upgrades to eight hospitals and four clinics in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo.
Improvements will include upgrading the Soshanguve Combined Clinic, near BMW SA’s Rosslyn manufacturing plant, to a Covid-19 testing and screening centre.
The company has also provided a fully equipped ambulance and cars for transporting patients to the various hospitals in the region.