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news shutterstockANA reports that mineworkers in the manganese-rich town of Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, are set to benefit from integrated healthcare and social services after government partnered with the mining industry and workers associations to launch a centre on Tuesday.  

The One Stop Health Service Centre is aimed at providing integrated services to both active and ex-mineworkers where TB and occupational lung disease assessments as well as administrative services for compensation will be delivered.  The centre was opened by mineral resources deputy minister Godfrey Oliphant on Tuesday, on behalf of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  It is a collaboration by various stakeholders led by government and supported by captains of the mining industry, organised labour and current and ex-mineworker associations with the aim to de-centralise services to claimants and beneficiaries.  One-Stop Centres are located in mining or labour-sending areas, and are designed to provide medical support to ex-mine workers.  The centres also enable government to trace eligible previous and current mineworkers who have not claimed their compensation benefits after they contracted occupational lung disease during the time they were employed at mines.

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