Hoedspruit Clinic: DA uncovers major maintenance problems

Desiree van der Walt

DA Limpopo Legislature Caucus Leader

DA’s recent oversight to Hoedspruit Clinic uncovered that this health centre faces major service delivery crisis because of lack of maintenance.

The clinic currently has no oxygen facilities as these collapsed when the supplier’s contract ended and no replacement was done.  This also affects the maternity wards.

The clinic’s buildings are slowly been eaten away by termites. Ants are also widespread.

This problem is easy to handle as it only needs the effective use of pesticides.

This is however not the full story.

The patients have to wait between 2 to 4 hours before they can get help because of the acute staff shortage at this clinic.

The geyser is not working for the staff who stay in when they are on duty.

The doors do not have locks.

I will write to health MEC, Ms. Letsatsi-Duba to bring all these findings to her attention.