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Octodec and Dis-Chem launch Tshwane Community Clinic

Octodec Investments has opened the Dis-Chem Community Clinic in Tshwane, a vision borne out of Dis-Chem’s existing community outreach initiative which provides accessible and affordable healthcare services.

Dis-Chem approached the REIT to provide space for an accessible inner-city clinic in Tshwane with the primary objective to offer affordable healthcare services. The clinic will provide appointment-based visits, basic medications, and patient referrals with more severe conditions.

The opening of the Dis-Chem Community Clinic marks a pivotal moment for both Octodec and the surrounding communities. By collaborating with Dis-Chem, we are creating a meaningful and lasting impact in bridging the gaps in South Africa’s healthcare landscape, particularly in areas with limited access to quality medical services. This initiative is strongly aligned to Octodec’s purpose of making meaningful and sustainable contributions to the communities we serve,” comments Octodec’s Managing Director Jeffrey Wapnick.

Octodec upgraded the dedicated space to meet the clinic’s requirements, providing the clinic with rent-free occupation for a period of five years.

“Opening our clinic will afford us the opportunity to increase medical access to people that are really in need, who don’t have the money to go to private clinics or doctors yet need preventative care. This clinic represents hope and empowerment for people who need quality healthcare services,” comments Lizeth Kruger, Community Clinic Executive.

In line with Octodec’s response to the growing need for quality healthcare services, the company has completed the construction for the Health Connect Medical Centre, in the Tshwane CBD. Health Connect primarily focuses on accommodating doctors and healthcare professionals by providing medical suites in the adjacent but connected building of Louis Pasteur Hospital.