05 October 2018 - NW2219
Nkonzo, Mr T M to ask the Minister of Health
Whether his department has any plans to build new (a) clinics, (b) community health centres and (c) district hospitals in Mdantsane in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality that meet the minimum standards as opposed to the current state of health care facilities in the area; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?
No. The details are as follows:
The Department of Health has –
a) Ten clinics in the Mdantsane area;
b) One Community Health Centre; and
c) The Department recently opened the new Cecilia Makiwane Hospital.
Due to the financial constraints the Department is not planning to build new facilities, but to refurbish the existing ones for provision of services. The Department is planning to start refurbishing some of the reusable sections of the old Cecilia Makiwane Hospital buildings to provide some of the district hospital services – including relocating the maternity and obstetric unit from the Nontyatyambo Community Health Centre in the 2019-20 financial year.