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State-of-the-art Maxwele clinic to deliver better healthcare to rural Transkei

Apr 24, 2017
State-of-the-art Maxwele clinic to deliver better healthcare to rural Transkei

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has successfully implemented another multi-million rand project on behalf of the Department of Health.

The Maxwele clinic, a R24 million project has reached completion phase and is ready for utilisation by the local community. During the construction of the project, 52 people from the local community benefited; 35% of the project value was also awarded to local Small Micro Medium Enterprise (SMMEs).

The Clinic is located in Viedgesville, King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality approximately 20km from Mthatha and serves ten villages nearby with a total population of about 5 200.

The project, which is one of eight projects of the National Department of Health, was implemented by the CDC to provide project management expertise and related services which has led to the improvement of health care services and the quality of life of more than 5200 people communities accessing appropriate health care services.

Ignatius Meyer, CDC Project Manager in the DOH portfolio highlighted some important aspects regarding the new Maxwele clinic project. “The scope of the work included the construction of the new clinic facility and staff accommodation to ensure requirements of a fully functional clinic. The clinic will also be a “blue print” facility for the Ideal Clinic programme currently under development by the National Department of Health.”

Coega has proven, once again, that it boosts skills and experience to implement mega infrastructure programmes and efficient management of facilities, says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, CDC unit head marketing and communications.

Image: IMPROVING PEOPLE’s LIVES: Maxwele Clinic located in Viedgesville outside of Mthatha has brought a breath of fresh air for the local communities who have access to a state of the art health care facility.