Question NW1627 to the Minister of Health

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21 August 2020 - NW1627

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) are the relevant details and (b) is the total (i) number and (ii) total amount of all disbursements made available to each province by his department in response to Covid-19 pandemic?


(a)-(b) (i)-(ii) The department did not transact any disbursements to each province in response to COVID-19 pandemic. However, National Treasury (NT) did transfer the total amount of R466,392,000 to Provinces through the Provincial Disaster Relief Grant for immediate response to COVID-19 from Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: National Disaster management Centre. The details of the funds are indicated on the attached approval from NT as Annexure A.

The total allocation in response to COVID-19 for the 2020/21 financial year amounts to R3,450,537,000 (Three billion four hundred and fifty million five hundred and thirty-seven rand) scheduled to be disbursed with effect from August 2020 until March 2021 to all Provincial Departments of Health as per attached Annexure B and Annexure C.