37-yr-old doctor entrepreneur brings private care to townships

Portia Lekgoto faced a dilemma: how to take her three-year-old daughter to a doctor without missing a day of work while waiting in line at one of only two public health clinics in the South African shantytown of Diepsloot.

She decided to take her daughter to Quali Health, a new private clinic that a friend had told her about. While she had to pay R250 for the visit, she finished the consultation by mid-morning.

“I am going to now drop my daughter off at her granny with the medication we have been given and then I will go into work,” Lekgoto, 34, said at the clinic. “This place, the staffs are friendly and it’s nice and clean. I’ll definitely come back.”…more

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