Saturday, June 14, 2008

City’s health partnerships boosted

By Henry Booysen
14 June 2008

A wheelchair gift donated to the City of Cape Town’s Bothasig clinic by the Tygerberg Hills Rotary Club has strengthened ties with the private sector and public institutions.

According to the Chairperson of the City Health Portfolio Committee James Vos thee City clinics are the frontline in the provision of primary health care and plays a pivotal part in the communities they serve.

“The donated wheelchair shows that communities acknowledge that role and wish to reciprocate in a positive way. The wheelchair enhances our service provision and is welcome addition to the existing facilities provided by the R7million clinic,” says Vos.

Vos says the City welcomes health partnerships who involve themselves by donating money and equipment, yet they believe that a valuable contribution can be made by those who can share their expertise and offer voluntary service to the elderly and frail who attend their clinics.

“I hope this latest partnership will encourage more organisations to become part of our efficient primary health system,” he said.

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