Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Health services struggle as patients increase

By Chanel September
17 October 2006



According to reports the Western Cape health department is struggling with a R500 million capital works backlog, for primary health care services.

The reason for the backlog is due the increase in patient number that continues to grow.

Health Minister Pierre Uys told the Cape Argus that he is concerned about the primary health care centres.

Identified area’s in the province are Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, Grabouw and the Overberg basins.

Craig Househam said that there is a need for quality infrastructure as some of these centres are in a bad state.

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