Private cardiac clinic to open in Soweto


Finally,the Gauteng Health Department has granted the Clinix Health Group a license to operate a cardiac services facility at the Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital in Diepkloof, Soweto.This makes Soweto the first township in South Africa to have cardiac facilities.

The lead cardiologist at the health group, Doctor Martin Mpe, stated that primary objectives is to bring private cardiac facilities to the people living in townships.The facilities would be more affordable for people who are able to pay privately for care.Emergency cases would be treated until they are stable enough to move to tertiary public institutions.

The model would be expanded to the other townships.