The City of Cape Town’s Health
Directorate is spending R7.9 million on upgrading various clinics in the city
and expanding ARV and TB infrastructures.
Extensions are already
underway at Tafelsig Clinic in Mitchells Plain and Mzamomhle Clinic in Browns
Farm. Clinics in places like Elsie’s River will receive dedicated ARV and TB
The city’s Siyabulela Mamkeli
said we have identified dedicated TB and ARV wings as a crucial element in our
efforts to effectively treat these communicable diseases.
Mamkeli said it is important
to provide environments where patients feel safe and where their privacy can be
better protected. Dedicated spaces also allow us to protect the health and
well-being of the general clinic population.
“This will reduce waiting
times not only for our HIV and TB clients who are often required to visit the
clinic on a regular basis, but also other clients” Mamkeli added.
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