'Slovoville clinic a worthy investment'

Parks Tau says the R16m clinic provides residents with a state-of-the-art facility.

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says the R16 million spent on a new clinic in Slovoville is a worthwhile investment that has provided the community with a state-of-the-art facility.

Tau officially opened the clinic on Tuesday and urged residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.

He said clinics were dealing with too many cases of hypertension and diabetes, which could be prevented.

The mayor described the new facility as the best in the city.

"Not only does the clinic focus on primary healthcare, but it also ensures that we are able to provide support to people with chronic diseases, like HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis (TB), diabetes and others. There are dedicated and specialised facilities that have been built into the clinic so we can manage these conditions."