The 24-hour clinic will allow students to collect medications including those for chronic illnesses such as HIV, diabetes and hypertension. It willl also offer sexual and reproductive health services.
The university hopes the clinic will improve students’ health, and save them time and money, according to university spokesperson Takalani Dzaga.
“It will be operated by well qualified medical practitioners and nurses, as we value the health of our students,” said Dzaga. “Our students will no longer have to go to nearby clinics or a hospital as our clinic will have everything.”
To promote healthy lifestyles, the university also recently launched its first football league in partnership with Absa Bank.
“We are always encouraging healthy lifestyles among our youth,” said Absa’s Provincial Head of Business Banking Cobus Wells at the league’s launch. “We are always sponsoring sports in this country as we believe that, through sports, we can have a healthy nation free of high blood pressure and obesity”.