Limpopo Clinic Closes Due to Lack of Funds

A Limpopo clinic shuts down due to lack of funding

The Limpopo government’s failure to pay rent to a non-governmental organisation has forced the closure of a clinic in the Sekhukhune region.

Jane Furse Memorial Village NGO spokesperson, Tebogo Phasha, points out that though they have local residents’ interests at heart, they will not allow the clinic at the old Jane Furse hospital buildings to operate unless health authorities pay R17 500 a month for rent.

Phasha, who admitted to ‘feeling pity’ for poor patients who come to the clinic daily since it was closed, states that, “We have been negotiating with nurses since last year to pay us because the clinic is using electricity, water and toilets, which are paid and maintained by our NGO.”

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