19 June 2023 - NW2256
Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health
Whether there are any plans to build a clinic for the residents of Goba in Ward 11 in the Nkomazi Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
According to the Mpumalanga Department of Health, Goba in Ward 11 has an estimated population of 860. The nearest Primary Health Care (PHC) facility is 6km away in Mbangwane. The population size does not meet the norm of 8 000 - 10 000 which allows for a fixed PHC facility to be constructed. Currently, a mobile clinic is visiting the village once a month. The number of patients seen per visit are between 35 to 40.