28 November 2019 - NW1496
Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Health
(a) Why is the clinic in Makolokwe Ward 29 in Rustenburg, North West dysfunctional, (b) what total amount was spent to build the clinic and (c) who was the service provider contracted to built the clinic?
(a) It is not true that the clinic in Makolokwe, ward 29 is dysfunctional. It operates for limited number of days because it is not a fully-fledged clinic. It is a health post which is supported by Bethanie Clinic which is about 7km away and it provides 24 hour services. It is visited by a mobile clinic twice per week. Due to the small catchment population and its proximity to Bethanie Clinic the facility could not be made a fully-fledged clinic. The structure is a health post that was built in the 2004-2005 financial year.
(b) The costs for the structure at the time was approximately R 250 000.
(c) The departmental records do not show who the service provider was as it was built over 15 years ago and at the lowest costs at the time.