Limpopo MEC Phophi Ramathuba launches 24-hour health facility in town

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba launched 24-hour healthcare services at Nthabiseng Clinic on Sunday.

Limpopo (Nthabiseng): Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba launched 24-hour healthcare services at Nthabiseng Clinic on Sunday.

This 24-hour service will benefit the residents a lot as it serves the residents of Soekmekaar village and Ramokgopa Clinic, serving the residents of Mokomene village in the Capricorn District. This scheme will start on Monday, February 12, 2024.

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This scheme aims to address the increasing demand for round-the-clock medical services, particularly in rural areas where patients often endure long journeys to access care.

As per the MEC Phophi Ramathuba, “it is a major milestone for the country and residents and especially to the healthcare system, and will also ensure the greater accessibility to medical assistance, alleviating pressure on emergency rooms, ensuring continuous care, and offering peace of mind to patients and their families who will now have uninterrupted access to healthcare.”

MEC Ramathuba took this initiative after receiving multiple reports that people are suffering at night as no doctor is available on duty at night.

“It is crucial for communities to safeguard these invaluable resources. It is disheartening to hear reports of incidents where our staff members and security personnel have been subjected to attacks. At the same time, on duty at clinics, which adversely impacts their morale and service delivery to the community,” stated MEC Ramathuba.

Moreover, MEC Ramathuba also urged the leaders and the community to support and protect clinics near them and fulfil their vital role in providing healthcare services.

Moreover, below is the schedule of the 24-hour services at the two clinics:

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Date: Monday, 12 February 2024
Venue: Nthabiseng Clinic (Soekmekaar Village)
Time: 12:00

Venue: Ramokgopa Clinic (Mokomene Village)
Time: 14:00
Location: Molemole Local Municipality- Capricorn District

The village residents are happy with the government’s initiative. One resident said, “That’s great; we applaud you for the wonderful job. I wish this could also be done in my village so that our clinic, Paulus Masha Clinic, can operate 24 hours! Carry on the good job, my MEC.”

“I hope nurses were provided with proper generators, not the magneto lights. I know of few clinics where nurses were forced to work 24 hours with magneto lights and were even threatened to get leave without pay should they not comply,” said another resident.