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Construction underway at new District Six health facility

The R104-million project is expected to be finished by December and it will open its doors next March.

Construction is well underway at the new District Six community health facility. Picture: Petrus Botha/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Construction is well underway at the new District Six community health facility.

The R104-million project is expected to be finished by December. It will open its doors next march.

During a visit this morning, Western Cape Public Works MEC Donald Grant and his health counterpart Nomafrench Mbombo inspected the building site.

The state-of-the-art facility will be able to treat up to 750 patients a day.

Services on offer will include treatment for HIV/Aids and TB as well as. Paediatric services will also be made able.

The building is currently under construction on the site of the old Peninsula Maternity Hospital, originally built in the 1930s.

The new multi-storey facility will boast various green initiatives including energy saving lights, motion sensors, natural ventilation and lighting.

Rain water will also be harvested to flush toilets and to supplement the supply of water for firefighting.

It's expected that 90,000 mainly low-or no income residents from Woodstock, Salt River, Vredehoek and District Six will make use of the facilities services.

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