City delivers latest mobile clinic to Klipfontein View, Kya Sands residents

06 Nov 2019 in Where We Govern

On Tuesday, 06 November 2019, I was joined by the MMC for Group Corporate and Shared Services, Cllr Ntombi Khumalo, and the Chief Whip of Council, Cllr Kevin Wax as we launched yet another Mobile Clinic which will serve the community of Klipfontein View, Kya Sands and the surrounding areas.

This is the fourth operating mobile clinic in the City of Johannesburg, with six (6) more set to be rolled out to other far-reaching areas by June 2020.

As part of extending access to healthcare, the City has resolved to roll out mobile clinics to areas and communities that were, and continue to be, excluded from the health care system.

This R30 million project will offer the following services:

  • Chronic treatment including HIV Counselling and testing, Antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, TB screening and treatment;
  • Mother and child treatment including EPI Immunisation, integrated management of childhood diseases, and antenatal screening;
  • Family planning services, pap smears and prostate cancer screening; and
  • Treatment of minor ailments.

Patients will be served by a capable staff complement of seven, which includes two primary health care trained nurses, two general nurses, an enrolled nursing assistant, an admin assistant, a general worker, and a driver.

To be able to reach as many of our residents in need of primary healthcare services, the City has identified areas that will be served by the mobile clinic. This will see the mobile clinic visit these areas during the week:

Mondays and Tuesdays

Klipfontein View

8am – 3pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays

Kya Sands

8am – 3pm

I would like to thank the members of this coalition government; the IFP, ACDP, COPE, UDM and Freedom Front Plus for their continued support in delivering quality basic services to our residents.

I am also thankful for the contributions of the EFF which, although not a member of the coalition, votes on an issue by issue basis.