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Mmakaunyane residents call for deployment of nurses to the local clinic



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Some of Mmakaunyane residents have challenged the North West Department of Health to fast-track the deployment of nurses to their village, as their clinic is under staffed. The construction of the clinic started in January 2016 and was completed in August 2019 at a cost of an estimated R30 million.

Residents are calling on the department to ensure that services are improved. The failure of the clinic to operate for 24 hours has created a huge challenge for locals.

Some patients had to hire transport to go to neighbouring clinics, as they could not get helped at the local clinic.

“The way is big. It was supposed to have everything. We don’t have maternity ward. It only operates Monday to Sunday. We need it to operate 24 hours. We need doctor. We don’t have doctors. The doctor come only once a week,” says one resident.

“We used the mobile clinic for quite some time. Thank God that the department saw a need of us having a clinic, and they attended to us. Thanks God for that, and then secondly, I honestly believe that we need a maternity ward. We need a standby ambulance that’s going to be here 24 hours,” another resident adds.

Leader of the opposition party in the Moretele Local Municipality, the Agenda for Citizenry Governance, Shangy Mbekwa says the community requested a 24-hour clinic that has a maternity ward.

“The facility is so great, welcoming, but the operation is not so conducive, because it only operates Monday to Sunday, 7am to 5pm. Initially, when the community requested this clinic, we requested a 24-hour clinic that has got the maternity ward, but it hasn’t even got the maternity ward. It means after 5pm, we have to go back to the struggle of traveling a long distance to get a health services at Gauteng clinics,” says Mbekwa.

The Department of Health is forging ahead with most of its plans to improve health services by maintaining the existing infrastructure, improvement of health facilities and building new facilities where there is a need.

“If they want this clinic to be 24 hours, we will have to do an assessment, and we must do an assessment and check who else is responsible for 24-hour (clinics) closer here, because we can’t make all clinics. I have seen that thing of EFF that says make all clinics 24 hours. It’s without reality (sic). Some of them don’t need to be 24 hours. Some need to be 18; some need to be 12; some need to be 8. Hours of operation of a clinic have to do with the challenge the community is facing. Not all clinics in each community must be 24 hours, but one clinic central to them must be 24 hours of course,” explains Northwest Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha.

Sambatha, says his department wanted to build a district hospital facility to minimize the lack of services in Moretele.

“We are opening it and handing it to the community, because building clinics is not ownership by the department (sic). It’s social investment to the community, and (shows) that we are ready to fast-track service delivery. But it’s also a clinic very close to the city of Tshwane. We are also dealing with a challenge, where people (who) in the North West borders have serious challenges to accessibility of health facilities. One day, we must open a district hospital in Moretele, so that people of Moretele come to understand that they are served by their own province,” adds Sambatha.

The Department of Health has used this occasion to ramp-up the Vooma vaccination campaign.

Source: News365

In other news – Kelly Khumalo celebrates 39th birthday with sizzling bikini snaps at the pool

Kelly Khumalo turns 39-year-old, and she’s celebrating the new age with her kids.

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Godswill Akpabio advocates reduction in cost of governance



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The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has called for transparency, accountability and the elimination of unnecessary expenditures to cut down on the cost of governance in the country. Akpabio made the call on Monday at a one-day dialogue on the cost of governance in Nigeria organized by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, in Abuja.

Akpabio, who was represented by Sen. Agom Jarigbe (PDP-Rivers) highlighted the possible factors contributing to the high cost of governance in the country.He said the size of the country’s bureaucracy, the escalating public service wage bills, the overhead costs of appointed public officials, and the salaries and allowances of elected officials are major factors.

According to him, the running of government institutions among other substantial components contributed to weighing down the economy and hindering development efforts. Let us hold ourselves accountable and take responsibility for the betterment of our nation. We have to ensure that our government operates efficiently and effectively, serving the needs of the people and fostering sustainable development,” he said.

The president of the senate emphasized the need to streamline bureaucracy, eliminate unnecessary expenditures, and ensured transparency and accountability at all levels of governance. We must invest in our human capital, empowering our public officials with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive progress.

“And we must foster a culture of innovation and creativity, where new ideas can flourish and transform our nation,” he said.Akpabio urged all Nigerians to remain united, become agents of change and be committed to making sacrifices for the nation. He said that the 10th Assembly was ready to partner with all stakeholders to do everything within its constitutional powers to make Nigeria for all citizens.

Source: pmnewsnigeria

In other news – Bad leaders making the life of Nigerians miserable – Pastor Giwa

The senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa, on Sunday, lamented that the economic situation in Nigeria has gone from bad to worse under President Bola Tinubu.

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The clergyman noted that bad leaders were intentionally making life miserable for Nigerians. Read more

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South African Online Casino Player Strikes Gold with R189,000 Win at Tusk Casino



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Manchester City 0-0 Arsenal



Manchester City 0-0 Arsenal

Manchester City 0-0 Arsenal. Manchester City and Arsenal handed Liverpool the advantage in the Premier League title race as they played out a bitterly disappointing goalless stalemate at Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool are now top of the table and two points clear of Arsenal after they came from behind to beat Brighton at Anfield, their delight increased by their two closest rivals cancelling each other out.

This was a game that made a nonsense of its billing as a potential classic, as Arsenal’s containing tactics snuffed out City while the Gunners had only limited chances of their own in a desperately poor affair.

Nathan Ake had an early close-range header saved by Arsenal keeper David Raya before going off injured while former City striker Gabriel Jesus posed an occasional threat, just failing to connect with Bukayo Saka’s cross inches from goal after the break.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be happier than City counterpart Pep Guardiola with this outcome – but the real winners were Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Guardiola’s side were under greater pressure to win this match but their usual fluent passing game was rarely in evidence, stifled by the visitors’ organisation and infuriated by referee Anthony Taylor’s reluctance to punish the Gunners for a succession of infringements.

It led to a scrappy, disjointed game in which City were never allowed to gather their usual momentum and rhythm, with even the best efforts of master creators Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva unable to carve out meaningful opportunities for Erling Haaland, who was kept on the margins throughout.

The hosts held sway in possession for most of the second half but it was illustrative of the game that Raya barely had an anxious moment, his counterpart Stefan Ortega also idle for long periods.

Indeed, it is the first time City have failed to score at home in the Premier League since October 2021, a run of 47 games.

The reigning champions, as usual, will remain confident of retaining their title but Guardiola will be bitterly disappointed at his side’s failure to trouble Arsenal, with substitute Jack Grealish on the end of some lengthy post-match advice from his manager.

City are back here at Etihad Stadium to face in-form Aston Villa on Wednesday night knowing they cannot afford any more slip-ups in this tight Premier League title pursuit.

Arsenal arrived at Manchester City with a point to make and a chance to show their improvement at a ground where they have had a miserable record in the past.

The Gunners last won here in January 2015, drawing one and losing eight of their subsequent nine visits before this game.

Here, Arteta set his side out to be fiercely drilled and well-organised to frustrate, a strategy seemingly designed to earn the point they secured rather than risk more for victory.

It was a conservative approach but what it did demonstrate was that Arsenal do have more resilience and character than on previous occasions, when they have sometimes capitulated under City’s attacking assault.

Arteta’s side were composed but also willing to throw bodies on the line when danger threatened, not that they were ever in serious peril of conceding – a tribute to their display in itself.

They have kept clean sheets in both games against Manchester City this season, making them only the fourth team to shut out a Guardiola side twice in the same season.

Whether this is one point gained or two lost remains to be seen, but Arteta seemed satisfied enough at the final whistle.

source – BBC

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