CONSTRUCTION OF BOPHELONG CLINIC ON TRACK FOR EARLY 2020 COMPLETION

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Community members of Doornkop, Soweto, can look forward to a larger, modernisedfacility, capable of accommodating larger volumes of patients and providing a wider range ofservices in February 2020.The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, hasbeen implementing the construction of Bophelong Clinic, a new 1790m² modern clinic,which is another testament of the City’s drive to provide healthcare facilities within a 5kmradius of all communities.

Nkomaba Trading and Projects was appointed as the main contractor for the construction ofthe clinic, and were handed the site in March this year. This construction is also playing arole in job creation and skills development, with 30% of the contract value being awarded toSMME’s in Ward 50, and the appointment and training of local labourers from the sameward.Ongoing construction work consists of the demolition of existing structures, building newfoundations, diggings, brickwork, plastering, tiling, installing ceilings, painting and paving ofthe road and walkways.“The completion of Bophelong Clinic will contribute to the adminstration’s commitment of anextended and integrated service delivery strategy in Primary Health Care facilities,”Memberof Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development, Dr. Mpho Phalatse said.Once completed, Bophelong Clinic will feature a 200-seat waiting area, with publicablutions, a children’s play area linked tothe waiting area, with a view of productivegardens, triage and dispensary, easily accessed from the waiting area and ample naturallight from the roof lights and windows.Before construction began, stakeholder and community participation had been conducted,ensuring that a much more sustainable sense of ownership, civic pride, citizenship,unlocking development potential is cultivated.“The construction of Bophelong Clinic is another example of the City’s commitment to reach its objective of improving the quality of access to reliable, quality healthcare services acrossour City,”said Member of Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Cllr ReubenMasango.EndsIssued by:Johannesburg Development AgencySusan MonyaiEmail:smonyai@jda.org.za

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