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Gauteng Health MEC visits various Vaal Triangle healthcare facilities

VAAL TRIANGLE - The Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko conducted various unannounced oversight visits at healthcare facilities across the Vaal Triangle yesterday. The MEC was visiting health facilities to gain insight on challenges that could be affecting service delivery and make immediate interventions needed. She started the morning with a visit at Pontsong Clinic in De Deur, which caters for a large number of users from De Deur and surrounding areas, resulting in overcrowding. The MEC requested the district management to immediately avail mobile clinics that will go into communities to ease pressure on Pontshong.

She then visited Rustervaal Clinic, where after she conducted a walk-about at the Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging. There she requested the infrastructure unit to prioritise refurbishing the hospital and make provision for more wards. The MEC together with management from the Head Office have recorded all the challenges at Kopanong Hospital and committed to addressing them, starting with those that need immediate attention to improve the patient’s experience of care and promote stall morale.

Nkomo-Ralehoko also visited Johan Heyns Community Healthcare Centre Vanderbijlpark, which provides 24-hour emergency and accident, outpatient, radiology, pharmaceutical, maternity and youth-friendly services. Thereafter she conducted a walk-about at Bophelong CDC and was briefed on the challenges faced by the facility which include recurring theft of cables for the air-conditioning. The Gauteng Health Department pleaded with community members to report criminals destroying public infrastructure.

PHOTOS: (Gauteng Health Department)

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