Pretoria � The Gauteng Provincial Government has officially opened Randgate Clinic to the community of Randfontein and surrounding areas.
The provincial government on Wednesday said the state-of-the-art clinic, which cost over R44 million to build, is equipped with cutting edge equipment.
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) officially handed over the landmark project to accommodate primary health care needs, while supporting the interests of the community.
Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa received the master keys of the facility, officially marking the opening of the facility.
The medium-sized clinic boasts various amenities covering large medical services, a separate guardhouse, a service courtyard housing the required services and a landscaped outdoor garden courtyard.
The facility is equipped with insulated walls for heat conservation and soundproofing, roof insulation, which reduces energy loss from the buildings, glazing that maximises natural light into the building and reduces energy loss from the building, energy saving lighting (LED light fittings), and heat pumps for water heating, said the provincial government.
The construction of the clinic has also provided skills through training and employment of the participants of the Expanded Public Works Programme, with 40% of the labour sourced locally.
Speaking during the handover of the facility, GDID MEC Jacob Mamabolo said the delivery of the clinic will make life better for the people of Randfontein.
This facility is a building of high quality, it belongs to the people of Randfontein and it is here to better the lives of the community, said MEC Mamabolo.
The MEC made an impassioned call to the community to ensure that they protect the clinic.
When anyone is angry about something, they shouldn't take their anger out on this beautiful facility, he said.
He also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Health MEC Ramokgopa to ensure that projects are delivered effectively, within the set timeframes and budgets and that government is transparent and answerable to the communities it serves.
The departments also signed a Service Delivery agreement, pledging to implement all the stipulations, as set-out in the MOU.
Source: South African Government News Agency