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The Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital is opened by President Ramaphosa.

The Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital is opened by President Ramaphosa.

The Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital’s opening demonstrates the government’s dedication to implementing the Freedom Charter’s demands.

The health of women and children must be given priority, and everyone must have access to free medical treatment and hospitalization, according to the Charter.

At the Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital’s formal opening on Friday in Kwa-Mashu, KwaZulu-Natal, President Cyril Ramaphosa made this statement.

The nearly 1.5 million people who live in Kwa-Mashu, Inanda, Ntuzuma, and the adjacent villages in northern Durban have more urgent healthcare needs, which is why this facility was constructed.

“It will provide for inpatients at a regional level, with referrals from surrounding district level facilities, relieving pressure on the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Addington Hospital,” he stated.

The President emphasized that data from the Census 2022 demonstrates that the vast majority of South Africans rely on the public sector to address their healthcare needs, in addition to pointing to a growing population.

This month, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released another report that highlights the mounting healthcare burden of non-communicable diseases, including cancer, diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disorders, and cardiovascular disease.

“As the number of people with non-communicable diseases rises, primary healthcare systems must adapt. This is especially true when it comes to routine screening, which guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment. In this sense, this facility will be quite important, he stated.

He continued by saying that it is encouraging to see that the hospital is actively involved in an outreach program for primary healthcare, which is bringing desperately needed medical services closer to the public.

Services

Beginning in August 2021, the hospital’s commissioning was carried out gradually. Following the commissioning of radiology, dermatology, optometry, and internal medicine moved from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

The Emergency Department began offering services in January of this year. At the moment, district hospitals, community healthcare facilities, and basic healthcare centers in the northern part of eThekwini get all emergency cases straight from the scene.

Critical care, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapies, dietitians, audiologists, social workers, and many more services are provided by the hospital.

The hospital is one of the hubs for postgraduate medical education, has a robust academic and research component, and serves as a rotation site for University of KwaZulu-Natal final-year medical students.

Additionally, this hospital is the first gov

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

“The people in this community and province are aware that we are a government that puts the needs of all people first, but especially the most vulnerable members of society,” the statement reads.

There is no more fitting name for this facility than that of the legendary Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, according to President Ramaphosa, who also expressed his gratitude for having been present at the hospital’s official opening.

The African National Congress is the oldest liberation movement on the African continent, and he was praised for being the driving force behind its founding.

ernment hospital in the province to use an insourced model for culinary services, cleaning, laundry, and security.

In terms of human resources, as of the end of September 2023, a total of 1,383 of the 1,513 authorized hospital establishment roles had been filled. The facility’s construction itself promoted the growth of small businesses and the creation of jobs.

The President declared that he was confident the hospital will enhance the health of every community it serves.

He was a devoted humanist and Pan-Africanist who made a name for himself by prophesying that Africa’s boys and daughters will one day live in the light of equality, freedom, and progress.

Healthcare for all

The hospital, according to President Ramaphosa, is evidence of the government’s commitment to guaranteeing that no one’s right to equality, quality healthcare, or place of residence will ever be a criterion for qualification or determination.

The President stated that next year, when the nation celebrates 30 years of democracy, it will be an opportunity to evaluate our progress toward achieving the goals set forth in the National Development Plan, the Freedom Charter, and the Constitution with its Bill of Rights.

The President declared, “We can be proud that we are moving forward with the introduction of National Health Insurance, which will further democratize access to healthcare services.”

source: wedeytrend.com

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