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Majoro to unveil Queen II hospital rebuilding

The demolished old Queen II Hospital

Dec. 20, 2020 2 min read

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Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro is expected to lead the sword turning event of the start of re-building of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital on Tuesday December 22 in Maseru.

The unveiling of the first step of rebuilding the oldest hospital in the country is expected to take place after it was deferred a week before. The hospital was demolished earlier this year on grounds that it was obsolete and short of accommodating today’s health required facilities and services.

Tumisang Mokoai, the health ministry’s Public Relations Manager explained that the re-construction project is a multi-million project which is expected to benefit at least 400 000 people in Maseru and other districts.

After the hospital was earmarked for demolition in 2017 patients’ services were transferred to Carewell at Lakeside.

The new look hospital will be bankrolled by the Lesotho government and the Chinese government which has pledged M800 million in 2017 for the facility that will now incorporate special eye clinic.

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For many years since independence Queen Elizabeth II hospital was Maseru based Lesotho’s biggest hospital admitting patients from all over the country.

When the old hospital could not cope anymore with a flow of patients, with dilapidated building facility and old equipment, patients were transferred to the newly build public private partnership referral hospital Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital - the ultra-modern hospital which now operates as Lesotho’s referral hospital in the country.

The Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital is based in the outskirts of the Maseru city, at Lepereng in the eastern part.

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