After years of contract and construction disputes, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has finally delivered a state-of-the-art primary healthcare facility to provide services in Norwood, Orchards and surrounding areas. The Gauteng Department of Health officially opened the Orchards Clinic on Monday September 5, 2022.
The clinic, which was built in accordance with basic national health standards and national health insurance requirements, is part of the Joburg 2040 (GDS) growth and development strategy. The City of Johannesburg aims to provide primary health care facilities in identified areas and create a high quality health environment.
The clinic has a waiting room that can accommodate 250 people and is located along the Louis Botha Freedom Corridor. There are 20 consultation rooms, emergency rooms, facilities for antenatal, ARV and TB services, a courtyard, offices and a parking area for staff and patients.
The City of Joburg is currently deploying infrastructure linked to Rea Vaya BRT connecting several downtown nodes to Orange Grove, Alex and Sandton. The building also incorporates eco-friendly features allowing for rainwater harvesting, solar heating, ventilation and a vegetable garden.
Belinda Echeozonjoku, member of the Mayor’s Committee for Development Planning for the City of Johannesburg, said: “The clinic is officially open and it’s an incredible facility. I’m sure our residents will be happy to use the clinic. It is conveniently located along a road corridor and within walking distance of many area residents. This is in line with the Mayor of the City of Johannesburg’s priority to build an inclusive city. »