Question NW1171 to the Minister of Health

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07 July 2020 - NW1171

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) total number of clinics have a shortage of ARV drugs in Ekurhuleni and (b) is the name of each clinic?


a) According to the information available on the National Surveillance centre, there are three clinics in Ekurhuleni that have reported a stock-out of the first line ARV, Tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz (TEE).

TEE was reported out of stock at the following clinics:

  • Boksburg Civic Centre Clinic
  • Dawn Park Clinic
  • Palmridge Clinic

b) There is currently a supplier constraint with regards to TEE as the following suppliers have been unable supply the ordered quantities: Innovata Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd and MacCleods Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd. However, available stock in the district from other facilities has been allocated to these facilities based on expected patient numbers.


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