Monday, October 18, 2021

Zakhele Clinic ''does not meet the necessary ventilation standards''; temporarily suspends child and women's health services

The City of Cape Town’s Health Department has temporarily suspended child and women’s health services at Zakhele Clinic in Khayelitsha until further notice.

According to the City, this clinic does not meet the necessary ventilation standards.

The suspension takes effect on Monday 18 October 2021.

‘’Occupational health and safety standards at our primary health care facilities is a priority for the City.Additionally, in order to ensure compliance with the Protection Of Personal Information (POPI) Act, in terms of patient records, an additional filing room is required in order to safeguard patient information,’’ said Mayco member for community services and health, Dr. Zahid Badroodien.

The TB and HIV services, which have a separate reception area, will continue to function.

Clients will be referred to alternative facilities in the area in the meantime. These facilities include Town 2 Clinic, Site B Community Health Centre and the Michael Mapongwana Community Day Centre.

Badroodien added that staff on site will be available to assist clients with referral letters and address any questions they may have.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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