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State of the art facility leading to better health in the rural areas of Tr - published 24 Apr 2017

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IMPROVING PEOPLE’s LIVES: Maxwele Clinic located in Viedgesville outside of Mthatha has brought a breath of fresh air for the local communities who have access to a state of the art facility.

 

State of the art facility leading to better health in the rural areas of Transkei

 

Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has successfully implemented another multi-million rand project on behalf of the Department of Health.

The Maxwele clinic a R24 million project has reached completion phase and is ready for occupation by the local community. Construction of the project has seen over 52 people from the local community benefiting with 35% of the project value being awarded to local Small Micro Medium Enterprise (SMMEs).

 

The Clinic, located inViedgesville, King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality approximately 20km from Mthatha serves ten villages nearby with a total population of about 5 200.

 

The project, which is one of eight projects by the National Department of Health, given to the CDC to provide management expertise services has led to communities accessing appropriate health care services.

 

Ignatius Meyer, CDC Project Manager in the DOH portfolio highlighted some important aspects regarding the new establishment. “The scope of the work included the construction of the new clinic facility and staff accommodation to ensure requirements of a fully functional clinic. The clinic will also be a “blue print” facility for the Ideal Clinic programme currently under development by the National Department of Health.”

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