R108m clinic not ready two years later

2012-03-08 09:34

A North West clinic that was meant to be ready for the 2010 Fifa World Cup is still under construction.

The R108 million Tlhabane Health Care Centre in Rustenburg has not been completed because of the constrained budget and the expansion of the facility, the province’s health spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane told the Sowetan newspaper.

The lack of power to be supplied by Eskom has also been blamed for the delay.

As the clinic’s construction is still underway, residents have been forced to go to the small clinic next door which does not have the capacity to deal with a large number of patients.

It was built to cater for only 50 people but is currently trying to give medical care to about 500 daily.

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