Anglo American’s Kolomela Mine in Postmasburg in the Northern Cape, brought not only opportunities for the local people, but also healthcare support.
The clinic is classified as an ideal facility by the department of health.
The clinic, which has been split from the hospital, has six consulting rooms, a pharmacy, a reception area and a medication storage area.
Professional nurse at the clinic, Sister Refilwe Mokgosi, said they provide all the necessary services at the clinic.
“We do baby immunisations and family planning. We provide chronic treatment such as diabetic hypertension, cardiac, ARVs and have a TB programme.”
On a busy day, one sister can see 400 to 500 patients on top of needing to attend to patients with specific illnesses.
“That doesn’t mean when someone sick arrives we won’t attend to them,” she said.