HHI: Muden to get pilot health centre

2012-08-29 00:00

THE Muden community near Greytown received 28 ambulances from the provincial Health Department yesterday.

Handing over the ambulances, Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo also announced that a R17,2 million community healthcare centre would be built for the area.

The healthcare centre is among the improvements promised under the national health insurance (NHI) scheme.

Muden is in the Umzinyathi District, which was chosen as a pilot area for the NHI scheme.

The construction of the healthcare facility is expected to create more than 500 job opportunities.

Addressing community members at the event, Dhlomo said the healthcare facility would bring medical healthcare closer to the people.

“Our patients, who carry such an unequal burden of disease, desperately need the unique, high-quality medical services that the community healthcare centre offers …” he said.

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