The City of Tshwane launched three fully equipped mobile clinics in partnership with the PPC Cement Company and the Department of Minerals and Energy. The three mobile clinics, valued at R3 million, are a donation to the Olievenhoutbosch community by the PPC Cement Company.
One of these mobile clinics will service Olievenhoutbosch, Mooiplaas and Laezonia while the other two mobile clinics will be set up elsewhere in the coming months. When receiving the clinics on behalf of the City, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Stevens Mokgalapa, said that the City would remain grateful to PPC because mobile clinics are able to reach far and remote areas that need much-needed healthcare relief.
Cllr Mokgalapa encouraged other private companies to follow the example of PPC Cement and work together with government to improve the lives of citizens.
He said the contribution was in line with the promise he made during the State of the Capital Address regarding the importance of providing better primary healthcare services to communities. An estimated 70% of Tshwane residents do not have access to medical aids. Cllr Mokgalapa added that the three mobile clinics would go a long way in creating an inclusive city and easy access to healthcare services.
When officially handing over the clinics to the City, the Managing Director of PPC Cement in Southern Africa, Mr Njombo Lekula, said that his company believes in empowering the communities it works in, and is aware that government cannot do it alone. He urged everyone to lend a helping hand.
The three mobile clinics will offer basic healthcare services to more than 3 000 patients every month. Each mobile clinic is equipped with consulting rooms, key medical equipment, as well as mobile equipment for emergencies.