A few months ago OurHealth reported that the facility had no x-ray service and patients had to travel long distances to have x-rays done at the Odi Community Hospital.

The health centre still has no x-ray services and the management here claim that the sub-district is aware of the situation, but has done nothing to rectify the situation.

Another staff member at the clinic said: ‘€œWe are called a health centre but we do not have the resources of a health centre ‘€“ we don’€™t have enough staff, health workers and we have no x-ray service. Our facility is inadequate.’€

A patient at the clinic, Nhlanhla Khoza, said: ‘€œWhen you visit the wellness clinic at the site it is always overcrowded with long lines of patients waiting for treatment, counselling and male circumcision.’€’€¨

The sub-district manager refused to comment. – OurHealth/Health-e News Service

Mishack Mahlangu is an OurHealth Citizen Journalist reporting from the Tshwane health district in Gauteng.

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