New NHI clinic for Mqwangqweni community opened!


Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane officially opened a new NHI clinic at Mqwangqweni village in Ngqeleni recently.Nolitha clinic, which saw its first patient in 1983, is part of the National health insurance programme piloted in the OR Tambo District by the National Department of Health, in a bid to bring specialised health care to villagers who cannot afford private medical care.
The clinic is consists of an operational manager, specialist nurses, a sessional medical doctor, a pharmacist, professional and enrolled nurses - who will serve about 7 868 villagers from Mqwangqweni, scores of other patients from eight villages neighbouring Mqwangqweni such as Mangwaneni, Dumasi, Malungeni, Lujizweni, Mawotsheni villages and eight schools nearby.
 
This state-of-the-art health centre delivers a comprehensive primary health care services to villagers whose majority depend on social grants as their main source of income.
Other NHI clinics in the province are Sakhela, Gengqe, Luthubeni, Lusikisiki Village, Maxwele, Lotana, and Nkanga clinics which have already been opened by Government.