ATTENTION: HEALTH REPORTERS / NEWS EDITORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
09th October 2014
POOR SERVICE DELIVERY MARCH IN MATHEW GONIWE CLINIC
We hereby invite representative of the media to cover the POOR SERVICE DELIVERY MARCH IN MATHEW GONIWE CLINIC, hosted by Treatment Action Campaign Masimanyane Branch,The march will start at Somerset Taxi rank to Tutu Avenue proceeding to Paul crescent to Mathew Goniwe clinic, in Khayelitsha on the 16th October 2014.
The Treatment Action Campaign is a Human Rights Organization that advocates for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, it also values women’s rights as human rights and educate the community on HIV/AIDS, TB and Gender Based Violence through our Prevention and Treatment Literacy and Community Health Advocacy Programmes.
Masimanyane TAC branch will be hosting a march to Matthew Goniwe Clinic. The reason for the march is that clinic toilets are dirty sometimes there are no toilet papers. The nurses sometimes treat patients badly, and the disappearing of patient’s folders with relevant information is a serious concern for us. In some instances patients wait for more than four hours before getting medical attention.
When patients present for HIV test they wait in the same queue like sick people and we think this approach will discourage people who simple wants to know their status. Lastly the closing of the pharmacy while patients are still at the clinic without valid reasons also contributes to the lack of faith in the service provision at Matthew Goniwe clinic.
FOR COMMENT PLEASE CONTACT:
Sonia Tombe : 078 703 7666
Amelia Mfiki : 078 916 3119
Nontembiso Sentiwe: 073 458 1468