Community Alerts/Thokozile Mntambo/Soweto-Snake Park/09/04/18
Siphumulile clinic is a health care facility in block 4 Snake. People from block 1-4 get help from this clinic when sick. This clinic is very small, the seating arrangement is very awkward. Chronic patients’ que in the same seats with infants who come for vaccination, old people and the youth. The clinic opens at 7h00am but they start working at 8ham because of the long ques. This causes poor working conditions for the stuff because they work under a lot of pressure
They have very few consulting rooms. Fridays they only deal with pregnant women if you are sick on Friday you will have to come back Monday or go to another health facility. Some of the patients with chronic diseases like HIV, TB and asthma are moved to other facilities like crèches to get their medication because of the number of people with Chronic disease’s increase every day so the clinic cannot accommodate all of these patients.
I also spoke to ladies who go for prevention injection in the clinic, they complain a lot because they wait for long hours where’s t does not even take a minute to inject a person. The community of Snake park is pleading for a bigger health facility. It would really make a change. By Thokozile Mntambo