Question NW1975 to the Minister of Health

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17 September 2020 - NW1975

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Health

Given that in Pacaltsdorp in George in the Western Cape there is only one clinic that must serve four wards, how does he intend to ensure that everyone in the specified area will have access to good and proper medical care?


Pacaltsdorp Clinic is centrally located in Pacaltsdorp and provides a comprehensive service to a community of about 23 000 people.

Plans are afoot to upgrade the facility through the NHI project funded by the National Department of Health. In the proposed new clinic, the following upgrading will be included: eleven (11) consultation rooms, a pharmacy with a chronic dispensing unit, an emergency room and a multi-purpose room for meetings. These will all form part of the project. It is envisaged that the upgrades to the facility will extend infrastructure capacity to continue providing quality comprehensive primary health services to the community.


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