The R47m hospital is expected to admit its first patients on Monday.
Ramaphosa, who visited the province with national health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to check on its level of preparedness, said he was impressed with the work done, including the handling of hotspots.
Ramaphosa urged provincial authorities to recruit more staff, allocate more beds and tighten its hotspot strategy, which has already shown success in one of its rural districts, Witzenberg, to flatten the curve of infections.
The strategy needed to be replicated in other hotspots such as Khayelitsha. He said staff shortages and lack of finances should never be hindrance, stressing that SA “has to win this war at all costs”. “Cost is not the main issue ... saving lives is.”