Overcrowding, a serious shortage of medical staff, limited water supply, and lack of resources at the Mofumahadi Manapo Regional Hospital in Qwaqwa, will soon be a problem of the past. This is according to the Free State Health District Manager, Papi Maarohanye.
He says although health care facilities in the area are faced with challenges, there are programmes set to address these problems.
Maarohanye says they are visiting Manapo hospital and two local clinics today as part of its oversight visits to NHI pilot sites.
“We drafted a plan to address these issues and we are currently implementing a programme to limit the number of patients that visit public clinics, so that we do not have a problem of overcrowding. This programme will enable them to collect their medication at collection-places of their choice,” said Maarohanye.
Maarohanye says the provincial department is currently working on placing measures to address issues of service delivery at Mofumahadi Manapo Regional Hospital including Mphatlalatsane Clinic, Ma-haig Clinic, and at Dihlabeng Hospital in Bethlehem.
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