New clinic on the horizon for Cornubia | Infrastructure news

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TheCornubia Housing Project in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

In response to the healthcare needs of Cornubia residents, the eThekwini municipality is set to construct a new clinic in Cornubia Phase 1.

The development, which is strategically located adjacent to Mount Edgecombe and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the largest integrated human settlement projects countrywide and one of three national priority projects.

Chairperson of the Community Services Committee, Zama Sokhabase, explained that Cornubia residents are currently far removed from public services because the development is still relatively new.

Urgent roll out required

“These services are not yet integrated, which means access to the nearest services is expensive and time consuming. There is an urgent need to roll out health and education facilities. Currently, this community is being serviced fortnightly by the mobile clinic from Verulam. We have mandated the Health Unit to do everything in its powers to make sure that the clinic does become a reality,” she added.

Health Unit Deputy Head Zinhle Buthelezi echoed Councillor Sokhabase’s sentiments, saying her Unit is currently providing minimal services to Cornubia residents from the mobile clinic.

“The cost of the new clinic structure will be R12 million staggered over a period of three years and the clinic is expected to be up and running before the end of 2019,” said Buthelezi.



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