Residents of the new suburb in Kathu, Siyathemba, left stranded for health facilities after the intense relocation process from Dingleton to Kathu, were grateful when a temporary clinic officially opened on Monday 15 May 2017 in their suburb.
They had been forced to travel several kilometres to the nearest clinic situated in Kathu next to the Lenmed private hospital.
Representatives from the Gamagara municipality, the Northern Cape Department of Health and the Dingleton Resettlement Project team had conducted several meetings to address the issue.
The event was attended by the Siya-themba community, ward 6 Councillor Charlott Joseph, Dingleton Resettlement Project official Pumla Titus and rrepresentativesfrom the Department of Health.
Siyathemba is still in the process of establishing a proper health facility and the Department of Health has admitted that they have financial constraints.
All the parties concluded that because health is a basic right to people, the residents from Siyathemba are entitled to such a service.
The Mayor of Gamagara, Dineo Moyo, officially handed over the keys of the Batho Pele units, which will serve as a temporary clinic, to Mr Mothibantwa, the District Manager from the Department of Health.
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