Question NW1401 to the Minister of Health

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05 October 2018 - NW1401

Profile picture: Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV

Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What are the details of the backlog of clinics to be built in the country, (b) what number of clinics must be built, (c) in which municipalities must the clinics be built and (d) what is the total cost to build (i) all the clinics and (ii) each clinic?

Reply:

(a), (b), (c) and (d) (i) and (ii)

The National Department of Health and the 9 Provincial Departments of Health are currently focusing on refurbishing or total replacement of existing dilapidated clinics. See the summary in the table below.

Table

Clinic Category

Total clinics

Total estimated cost R’000

Clinic currently being refurbished/replaced

159

R5,238,100

Clinics to be refurbished/replaced in the next 3 years

411

R2,292,650 (This estimated cost is lower because it excludes the cost of site preparations and commissioning. These would be determined during the planning phase.

Total

570

R7,530,750

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