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Health MEC visits under-fire clinic

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“This practice is part of the Integrated Chronic Management System that we are implementing towards the realisation of a holistic treatment plan as enshrined in the Ideal Health Facilities Programme”

THE NORTHERN Cape MEC for Health, Mase Manopole, yesterday visited the Kimberley City Clinic following recent allegations that nursing personnel at the facility have a “bad attitude”.

Manopole performed an oversight visit to ensure that patients who visit the facility are treated with dignity after a patient complained about ill-treatment by “cheeky” nurses at the clinic.

Service at the facility came under the spotlight after community members expressed their anger on social media following the patient’s complaint.

The matter related to a patient who claimed to have been ill-treated by staff and denied family planning services.

“MEC Manopole met with the District Health Services team and after due deliberations made an undertaking that family planning services will be provided throughout the operational hours of the day at City Clinic, starting from Monday November 18, 2019,” said department spokesperson Lebogang Majaha.

“She further made a call to all patients accessing family planning services to note that due to departmental policies, screening for other medical conditions, as part of the treatment, must be adhered to in order to ensure that the correct medication is prescribed and dispensed. This practice is part of the Integrated Chronic Management System that we are implementing towards the realisation of a holistic treatment plan as enshrined in the Ideal Health Facilities Programme,” added Majaha.