Joza Clinic now open on weekends
From 1 October 2018, the Joza Clinic has extended its opening hours. As well as Monday to Friday, the clinic will now be open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 8am to 4.30pm, Ward 2 councillor Ramie Xonxa said negotiations with the Department of Health over several months had followed a plea from the clinic committee on behalf of the public for easier access to medical help over the weekends.
“Research at the [Cobden Street] Day Hospital showed that most people going there during the weekends are from Joza,” Xonxa told Grocott’s Mail. “At a return fare cost of R20, many people simply can’t afford to get the help they need.”
Makana clinics supervisor Marilyn Haywood said over the weekend services would be limited. T
he weekend facility was not intended for routine chronic patient checkups and the dispensary would be closed, but there would be a basic medicine trolley for minor ailments and injuries.