Clinic flooded with dirty water

2016-06-10 06:00
The flooded Matatiele clinic. Photo: supplied

The flooded Matatiele clinic. Photo: supplied

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THE municipal workers strike has badly affected a public Matatiele clinic, the grounds of which became flooded with dirty water and sewage.
South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) members in Alfred Nzo District municipality have been on an unprotected strike since last month according to the municipal spokesman Lubabalo Majenge.

Majenge said services like water and sanitation have been severely affected by the strike.

Clinic staff and patients were shocked to see smelly water in and around buildings on Monday. They put bricks in the water to walk on, others wore gumboots to get inside the clinic.

The general manager of health programmes for the Department of Health in Alfred Nzo, Lizo Ngxata said the problem will be attended to.
“I spoke to municipal officials about fixing the problem so that peopple can get quality service. Operations are normal at the clinic.”
The district municipality apologised for the inconvenience caused as a result of the action.
“The municipality is doing its best to get workers to return to work and to bring the situation back to normal. Service providers are on standby to assist hospitals and clinics with water services.
“The problem at the clinic is going to be attended to,” said Majenge.

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