Today, 20th of February 2020, the Ebony Park-Kaalfontein Clinic will be officially opened and will mark the start of the City of Johannesburg Mayoral Imbizo.
The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Geoff Makhubo along with Gauteng Premier, David Makhura and MEC for Health, Dr Bandile Masuku will officially launch the 24 hour clinic in Ebony Park at 08:30. This is in order to increase access to healthcare.
Kaalfontein, Allandale and Ebony Park residents will not have to skip work or school as the clinic will operate 24 hours. The clinic is eco-friendly thereby reducing the carbon footprint. The clinic will not be affected by loadshedding and power outages.
The construction of the multi-million facility started in 2016 and completed in 2018. The delay in opening the clinic was an Occupancy Certificate which was issued in October 2019.
While the clinic was closed, patients visited the Thuthukani Clinic and Winnie Mandela Clinic. The clinic opening will ease the burden by releasing pressure on existing clinics.
The services offered by the clinic include HIV Testing, TB Screening and treatment, ante natal screening, mid wife obstetrics and emergency care services.
After the Ebony Park Clinic opening, the Executive Mayor will embark on outreaches in Ivory Park ending off with the Mayoral Imbizo at 16:00 in the Ivory Park North Hall.
Today promises to be a busy day!