Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development to accelerate the construction of two new clinics in Hammanskraal.
- One of the issues involves the Eskom electricity connection
- The physical structure of the project has been completed
- Previously MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management met with Kgosi KC Kekana
The Department also announced it would soon hand over other newly completed clinics in different parts of the province, including the new Mandisa Shiceka Clinic in Hammanskraal, and the new Kekanastad Clinic whose land has been donated by the Amandebele-ba-Lebelo Traditional Council in the City of Tshwane.
The clinic is currently in its final stages of implementation and has been built per new standards for health infrastructure. It is a prototype model built in line with the NHI requirements of the province. The project is one of several such clinics that the province has implemented in various municipalities over the last few years.
Previously MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management met with Kgosi KC Kekana of the Amandebele-Ba-Lebelo Traditional Council to give feedback regarding the construction of the new Kekanastad Clinic. The physical structure of the project has been completed and the department is now attending to the provision of bulk infrastructure services such as water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as electricity supply to the facility.
The land for the development of the new clinic has been donated by the traditional council, but due to the area being semi-rural, the connection of the clinic to the regular bulk infrastructure services has posed a major challenge.
The department has come up with an exciting solution where its technical teams have now built an internal sewer plant for the clinic. Boreholes have also been dug within the premises as part of ensuring the security of the water supply while the province engages both spheres of government in finding a permanent solution to clean water.
One of the issues involves the Eskom electricity connection which has caused delays but is now resolved. Eskom is also currently connecting the clinic to the regular electricity supply grid. The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development has committed to accelerate all construction projects that are planned for completion by the end of the 2023/2024 financial year.