21 July 2020 - NW1220
Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health
What total number of persons who passed away while on ventilators at (a) private and (b) public health facilities were (i) smokers, (ii) non-smokers and/or (iii) former smokers in each of the past five calendar years to date?
The Honourable Member is kindly informed that the information being requested by this question is not readily available from the National Department of Health, but we rely on the Provinces to furnish us with such information to enable me to respond to the Question.
I have accordingly requested all the MECs for Health to furnish me with the relevant details and I will provide a full response as soon as I have received such information from the provinces.