Glencore Mining handed over a comprehensive healthcare clinic in Bethanie to the North West Department of Health this week in order to improve healthcare services in the area.
Constructed at a cost of R26 million, the clinic offers an increased number of consulting rooms and large waiting areas to enable more community members to be served. It also offers dental services. Sixteen nurses, two doctors, a midwife and dentist have been appointed to work at the clinic.
The services that will be rendered at the clinic include treating communicable and non-communicable diseases, emergency cases, family planning, Tuberculosis treatment, maternal and child health care, minor ailments and chronic illnesses, among others.
Glencore has also donated furniture and medical and dental equipment, and has committed to maintain the clinic infrastructure and the garden. It will also pay the clinic’s electricity account.