The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), an implementing agent on behalf of the National Department of Health (NHI), reports that it is currently rolling out 11 clinics with a total value of R457 million in the Eastern Caoe and Free State provinces.
The list is made of eight clinics valued at R257 million in the EC and a three clinics valued at R200 million in the Free State
About 500 jobs have been created during the building in the Eastern Cape as some of the projects are coming on stream. Projects in the Free State are in the planning phases with work envisioned to commence in the short to medium term.
The work undertaken by the CDC late last year saw the successful completion of three (3) clinics, mainly Maxwele, Nkanga and Nolitha, R75 million from the OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape with a further five remaining clinics scheduled to be completed later this year.
“The jobs created in the EC through these projects has seen a vast improvement of the lives of the communities in the areas where the clinics are constructed,” says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, CDC’s Head of Marketing, Brand and Communications.
|Eastern Cape Province|
|1. Lusikisiki Clinic||Lusikisiki||70|
|2. Nkanga Clinic||Libode||63|
|3. Sakhele Clinic||Mgqumo||55|
|4. Lotana Clinic||Tsolo||105|
|5. Nolita Clinic||Ngqeleni||53|
|6. Maxwele Clinic||Mthatha||32|
|7. Gengqe Clinic||Mahlathini||54|
|8. Lutubeni Clinic||Mqanduli||54|
One of the first two clinics to be completed – Nkanga and Maxwele have been equipped with state of the art equipment including accommodation for staff.
“The aforementioned clinics form part of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Pilot Projects and are blue print facilities for the Ideal Clinic programme currently under development by the National Department of Health,” adds Dr Vilakazi.