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Zuma, Motsoaledi launch plan to optimise healthcare facilities

The Phakisa Project has been implemented to develop ideal clinics and ensure that they're maintained.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi have launched a project to upgrade all clinics in the country to provide top quality healthcare services.

The Phakisa Project, which means make it quick, has been implemented to develop ideal clinics and ensure that they're maintained.

Zuma said all South African's will benefit from this public health intervention.

"This intervention seeks to transform all our public sector clinics into ideal clinics which provide good quality care in all our communities."

Motsoaledi said they've identified four areas to address to turnaround the state of primary health care facilities.

"Human resources, financial management, supply chain and health infrastructure. You will see a massive improvement."

More than 3,300 clinics are expected to be upgraded in the next few years.