17 September 2020 - NW2027
Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health
(1)With reference to reports that hospitals in North West do not have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to handle deceased persons, what quantity of PPEs have been provided to North West hospitals; (2) what are the details of the breakdown of the supply of PPEs that were delivered to each public health facility in the North West?
1. Provincial Departments of Health must order PPEs from suppliers listed on the Central Supplier Database in accordance with National Treasury guidelines on specifications and price. The National Department of Health does not order or pay for the PPEs ordered.
The information on link below was extracted from the provincial stock visibility system from the North West Province. The table includes the quantities of the various PPEs by facility as at 11 September 2020.