Naledi residents to receive new clinic with upgraded features and capacity

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, will coordinate the construction of the new Naledi Clinic, a primary healthcare facility, in order to meet the quality standards of the City’s Health Department.

The existing Naledi Clinic in Soweto is located off-site and is functioning out of a container structure, which does not have sufficient capacity to service the community. It will not be able to deal with future community requirements.

With 18 consultation rooms, as well as support buildings, the new facility will be in close proximity to the existing temporary clinic in Naledi Ext 2, and will accommodate larger volumes of patients and provide a wider range of services.

“Once completed, the consulting rooms, at a minimum of 15m² each, will be divided between the main streams, namely chronic, antenatal and acute, as well as an emergency wing with an ambulance pick-up,” said the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development, Cllr Eunice Mgcina.

In line with the City’s 2040 Growth and Development Strategy, and the priority commitment of the Government of Local Unity, the new Naledi Clinic will provide all support functions, which include:

·       Ablutions;

·       Urine-testing facilities;

·       Medical and dry stores with a dispensary;

·       Cleaners’ store;

·       Reception;

·       Records room;

·       Supervisors’ office, with a view of the waiting area;

·       Waiting area, which should be able to house 180 people, as well as sub-waiting areas for at least 12 people;

·       An emergency wing with resuscitation, rehydration, isolation, dressing/treatment room; and

·       An admin wing, which will house a boardroom, lounge, kitchen, ablutions, data-capturing office.

The design of the new clinic will also incorporate environmentally friendly features such as roof/clerestory windows for maximal use of natural light, and green elements such as water harvesting and photovoltaic panels, as well as feature a vegetable garden.

Scope of works of the new facility include the construction of a new single-storey building on a sloping site, mass earthwork platform and concrete raft foundations, guard house, generator store, garden store, medical waste, refuse yard.

External works comprise of the construction boundary walls/fencing, retaining walls, paving, parking, water tank, outdoor courtyard, landscaping, storm water drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation and all associated electrical and mechanical works.

“Access to quality health care plays a significant role in any city’s development as it has implications on the overall living standards of its residents. The health and wellness of a community are key indicators of whether we are succeeding in building a sustainable Johannesburg,” said Cllr Lawrence Khoza, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning.

“The old clinic will make way for this brand new facility, and all the consultation rooms will be equipped to assess the health status of patients and provide them with healthcare services,” added MMC Khoza.


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