Question NW2500 to the Minister of Health

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29 October 2020 - NW2500

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Health

(a) On what date will he ensure that the Reivilo Clinic in the North West has (i) a sufficient number of nurses and (ii) enough medicine and (b) how is the specified clinic expected to operate without nurses and medicine?


(a) (i) A sufficient number of nurses

We can confirm today that Reivilo Community Health Centre (CHC) has ten (10) professional nurses. These include eight (8) permanent nurses and two (2) community service professional nurses. The headcount for 2019/2020 was 18,722 and the headcount seen by professional nurses is 17,722. The workload per professional nurses is 11.9 per day. The headcount for the year 2020/2021 (April – September 2020) is 8,506. The workload is nine (9). The workload per professional nurse to date is 9 clients/professional nurse per day. The normal workload per professional nurses is 25 clients per day. This means that Reivilio CHC has sufficient number of nurses

(ii) Enough medicine

The availability of medicines as at 26 October 2020 was 94% against a target of 80%. This is regarded as enough medicines in terms of drug availability and Stock Availability System (SVS).

b) Based on the above workload the number of professional nurses and 80% medicine availability, at Reivilo CHC will be able to operate well to render quality health services.


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