Royal Bafokeng Platinum has commenced administering COVID-19 vaccines to its employees at its Maseve Clinic in Rustenburg.
This follows accreditation from the National Department of Health. The workplace vaccination site will be run under the auspices of the NDoH, and vaccinations take place in line with the strict guidelines and protocols developed.
RBPlats plans to roll out the vaccine to approximately 10 000 employees and permanent contractors, in line with the government approved age categories.
At this stage, it is targeting at least 200 employees per day and will review this number as it progresses.
The company’s Maseve Clinic was identified as a suitable vaccination site and was refurbished at a cost of approximately R1 million, which included new ablution facilities, a secure pharmacy area, provision of emergency power supply, cold storage facilities, waste handling system, waiting and parking areas, and the necessary furniture and fittings.
The site will be managed by RBPlat and its medical services provider, Platinum Health, and will operate under the strict guidelines of the NDoH with respect to loading of employees onto the National Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), procurement of vaccines from government and delivery of vaccination services according to the government approved age categories.
All its clinic staff have been trained to complete the personal information uploads on the EVDS and are trained and certified through NDoH to be COVID-19 vaccinators.
‘We are pleased with our partnership with government and the support of our Union leadership in the set-up of this Vaccination Clinic, to enable us to roll out the vaccine to our employees. This also allows us to ensure that our employees receive both the doses of their vaccines timeously, and vaccinations can be scheduled with minimal disruption to the operations. Hopefully we can also extend this to our communities and the dependents of our employees in the near future,’ says Steve Phiri, CEO of RBPlat.