First private cardiac clinic to open in Soweto

SOWETO - Residents in Soweto finally have their own cardiac facilities.

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The Gauteng Health Department has granted the Clinix Health Group a license to operate a cardiac services facility at the Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital in Diepkloof, Soweto.

The lead cardiologist at the health group, Doctor Martin Mpe, stated this will be the first private facility in the township and the proximity to people will ensure the success of the venture.

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Dr Mpe said the facilities would be more affordable for people who are able to pay privately for care.

Emergency cases would be treated until they are stable enough to move to tertiary public institutions.