17 July 2015 - NW2271
Bhanga, Mr BM to ask the Minister of Health
(1)What engagements have been undertaken by his department with the residents of Cool Air, uMshwathi Municipality, regarding the establishment of a municipal clinic at the local town hall;
- The construction of Cool Air clinic was decided upon as part of the need to expand services to the underserved areas. The Cool Air clinic will be one of the clinics to be built out of the In-Kind-Grant in the 10 NHI Pilot Districts. Currently, the residents of Cool Air are serviced through the provision of a mobile clinic that visits the area twice a month as per schedule.
- (a) (i) The budget for the proposed clinic is R31 million;
(ii) The budget will be allocated during the 2016-2017 financial year.
(b) The clinic is expected to be in operation in 2018.