[western-cape] - Cape Town clinics achieve platinum status for quality primary healthcare

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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town’s seven clinics have achieved platinum status in terms of the National Ideal Clinic Framework which aims at systematically correcting deficiencies and improving the quality of primary healthcare at public sector clinics through the audit of the Ideal Clinic programme.

The clinics were the first city health facilities to achieve platinum status, which was celebrated by the city’s health department at the Bellville Civic Centre on Friday.

The clinics included Kuilsriver, Wesbank, Eerste River, Kuyasa, Adriaanse, Valhalla Park and Kasselsvlei clinics.

The Ideal Clinic programme is an initiative by the national department of health.

“Sixty two city health facilities have so far achieved Ideal Clinic status. This is a wonderful achievement indeed and one worthy of celebration. The staff at the seven clinics that achieved platinum status have worked as a team to overcome a number of challenges. They set the benchmark for others to aspire to,” said the city’s mayoral committee member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien....

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