Site made available for construction of a Community Healthcare Centre
KWAZULU-Natal MEC for Health, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, will unveil investments to the delivery of a quality healthcare in the rural District of uMkhanyakude, when he hands over a site for the construction of a R262 million Community Healthcare Centre and a fleet of new ambulances. The event will take place on Friday, the 17th August 2012 at Jozini, from 10h00. It is expected to draw the attention of the public and mayors from the area.
The district is known for being the most rural district in the province, and borders neighbouring countries of Mozambique and Swaziland, whose citizens frequently use public health facilities on the South African side. The population is estimated at over 600 000, with approximately 36% being unemployed; this contributes to the cycle of poverty that is found in the area. The community healthcare centre will provide a mini hospital level of care, to be completed in 24 months; creating 906 jobs for the local community.