HEALTH MEC DR.PHOPHI RAMATHUBA TO ACTIVATE BURGERSFORT CLINIC AND HC BOSHOFF FOR 24-HOUR SERVICES

HEALTH MEC DR.PHOPHI RAMATHUBA TO ACTIVATE BURGERSFORT CLINIC AND HC BOSHOFF FOR 24-HOUR SERVICES

Limpopo Health MEC Dr. Phophi Ramathuba will activate Burgersfort Clinic and HC Boshoff Clinic to provide 24-hour services to communities around Burgersfort in the Sekhukhune District. Residents in the surrounding areas will now have access to the 24-hour health care services. This follows the commitment by the MEC during the 2023/2024 budget speech to have most of the clinics in the province open for 24-hour services.

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for 24-hour medical services, especially in our rural areas where people have to travel long distances to seek medical attention. To address this need, the department has pledged to have most clinics open 24-hour services, which have come as a relief to communities.

“We have declared 2023 to be a year of primary health care.The activation of a 24-hour service in clinics is a positive development in our healthcare fraternity. It provides greater access to medical attention, reduces pressure on emergency rooms, ensures continuity of care, and provides peace of mind to patients and their families knowing that they will now have access to health care throughout. We have had several criminal incidents where staff members and security personnel were attacked during the time of duty in their respective clinics. These kinds of incidents dampen the spirits of our staff members as they continue to serve communities with fear. We are hopeful that our communities, traditional leaders, and stakeholders will work together to protect our clinics from criminal activities,” said MEC Ramathuba.

The activation of Burgersfort Clinic and HC Boshoff clinic to operate for 24-hour services is scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2023
Venues: Burgersfort Clinic
Time: 10h00

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