HealthWritten by Administrator
The Municipal area is generally not adequately serviced by the health facilities, most notably in the traditional areas. In terms of the spatial distribution of health services there is a shortage within the northern and central areas of Obuka, the Somopho North tribal area, Mambuka, Obizo and Somopho South.
The KZN Department of Health, due to lack of funding, will probably not be in a position to provide new clinics in response to the total demand. These clinics should however be substituted through the provision of mobile clinics. In order to promote the establishment of clinics the Ntambanana Municipality, in conjunction with the KZN Department of Health, need to evaluate existing clinics in the region, and jointly prioritize the construction of new clinics.
An analysis of the health services available within the Ntambanana Municipal area has been conducted and from this it has been established that the area is not adequately serviced by the health facilities. In terms of the spatial distribution of the clinics, additional clinics are required in municipal area. One Provincial Hospital and two Provincial Clinics occur within the municipal area. An assessment of the capacity of the clinics has also been undertaken which indicates an alarming lack of adequate health facilities in the area.
The community of Ntambanana relies primarily on the provincial Hospitals of Ngwelezane and Empangeni Memorial War for health services.
In response to the demands, the Office of the Premier with other government departments has funded the construction of the Luwamba Community Health Centre.
Existing Health Structures
- Nomponjwana clinic
- Luwamba Community Care Centre (Read More)
- Ntambanana clinic
- Bhuchanana clinic
Morbidity And Mortality Profiles
According to the department of Health the following are the ten common causes of Adult and Child morbidity
- Mental illness
According to the department of Health the following are the ten common causes of Adult and Child mortality.
- Stroke and cardiac conditions
- Respiratory Tract Conditions