Ongoing pressure and threatened litigation from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has led to the construction of a temporary clinic in Lusikisiki and confirmed plans to build a permanent state-of-the-art day hospital.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘After months of complaining and eventually taking action through protest, the community of this Eastern Cape village finally received a response from their district health office about the poor facilities at the Village Clinic.
After several news reports by the OurHealth community journalists, the TAC and SECTION27 visited the new Village Clinic in Lusikisiki last week. “What we found is a disgrace and violation of patients and workers rights,” the activists said. Read the full report here.
Vhembe. ‘ Long queues and people being sent home without treatment is hopefully something of the past for patients at the Matavhela Clinic in Limpopo where an extra nurse joined the team of medical staff recently.
Despite the Limpopo Department of Health having unveiled many state of the art ambulances so far this year, fed-up residents of Ha-Mashau village, near Louis Trichard are still waiting for an ambulance to be delivered at their local clinic.
Nursing staff and patients at the Bankhara Community Clinic outside Kuruman, Northern Cape say their clinic continues to struggle with medicine and space shortages almost two years after OurHealth first reported on the clinic’s poor state.