‘This momentous occasion is not about bricks and mortar, but about the commitment to excellence in healthcare and the dedication to providing the best possible patient care. This… is more than just a physical structure, it is the heartbeat of our healthcare system and will serve as storage… for medical supplies, our equipment and pharmaceuticals and other resources necessary for the seamless delivery of healthcare services.”
These were the opening remarks of Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko during the handover of a new R60-million dispensary to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital by Gift of the Givers. The event was attended by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, a representative of Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), among other dignitaries.
The new dispensary is the result of a collaborative effort between Gift of