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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Glencore Ferroalloys proudly announced its sponsorship of the North West Department of Health to address a critical issue in the Tlhabane community. 
Upon receiving a request for assistance in June 2023 from local health authorities, Glencore Ferroalloys took swift action to address the longstanding problem the Tlhabane Community Health Centre’s radiology section had with a malfunctioning x-ray machine that severely impacted medical services at the centre.

Recognising the urgent need to restore proper healthcare services, Glencore Ferroalloys responded promptly to the call for help. The situation at the Tlhabane Community Health Centre was dire, with patients undergoing extended waiting periods and having to travel to distant facilities for essential x-ray services. This resulted in significant treatment delays. This daily struggle was particularly worrying for elderly patients who had to endure prolonged waits for their examinations and consequently causing congesting at the Job Shimankana Tabane Provincial Hospital
As part of its commitment to uplift the community, Glencore Ferroalloys not only donated a state-of-the-art x-ray machine but also completed the renovations of the radiology rooms to ensure compliance with standards and readiness for patient care. The total investment for this initiative amounted to just under R2.5 million, with most funds allocated towards acquiring the new x-ray machine.
Residents will now have better access to necessary medical services directly in their own neighbourhood thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art x-ray equipment and renovations to the radiology facilities. Ultimately, this will result in faster diagnosis and treatment by eliminating the need for daily transfers to distant medical facilities. By ensuring that people and families in the community receive prompt and efficient urgent medical care the enhanced radiology services will not only improve healthcare outcomes but also their general quality of life.