Question NW1959 to the Minister of Health

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17 September 2020 - NW1959

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

(a) By what date does his department intend to build the gateway clinic that the George Mukhari Hospital management requested his department to build in order to take care of the health needs of the community and lessen the burden on the hospital and (b) what plans are put in place to ease the pressure on the George Mukhari Hospital?


a) The estimated time-frame for the completion of the project is 6-8 months including the planning, budget allocation, approval of drawings, submission and approval of site development plans to the City of Tshwane.

b) The Project Initiation report (PIR) was submitted to the end-user for approval in early 2020 with several subsequent revisions. The plan at this time includes an Onsite birthing unit, short stay ward and 24-hour clinic with a Radiology unit. Currently the final PIR is drafted following meetings held with the end-users and some concept drawings that were provided to the end-user for approval. The final draft of the PIR was submitted to the end-user for approval on the 10th September 2020. The planned unit will be a modular Alternative Built Technology structure. The budget allocation will only be approved once the PIR is approved by the HOD.


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