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2008-01-21: City expand antenatal care services

Improving the quality of primary health care and extending access to these services to all, has been a primary focus of the City Of Johannesburg Health Department.

It has resulted that the City's Health Department particularly Region D to implemented a comprehensive antenatal care services at no cost from 01 January 2008 to the following facilities:

The aim is to increase the percentage of pregnant women receiving antenatal care services in the clinics. The pregnancy women are given a full initial assessment when they come for their antenatal visit. The pregnancy is monitored through regular follow-up visits. The mother's health is also closely monitored.

Primary health care is at the heart of the department's plans to transform the health services in the City. An integrated package of essential primary health care services available to the City's residents will provide the solid foundations of a single, unified health system. It will be the driving force in promoting equity in health care.

The City Of Johannesburg Health Department would also like to reiterate its commitment to high standards of service delivery particularly primary health care.