Question NW3178 to the Minister of Health

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26 October 2023 - NW3178

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he receives maintenance reports on ambulances; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether the ambulance, fitted with medical equipment, that was donated by the State of Qatar to the clinic in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape in 2021 is still functional; if not, why not; if so, what total number of (a) repairs and (b) maintenance has the ambulance undergone to date?


1. Yes, the department receives the repairs and maintenance reports on ambulances monthly from the National Treasury appointed service provider, Wesbank. These reports are being used to track the number of ambulances that are not operational due repairs and maintenance with the specific intention of reducing downtime and optimizing the operational fleet through specific interventions at provincial level.

2. This ambulance is in operation in Qunu at the OR Tambo District under the management of Emergency Medical Services.

a) Repairs have been undertaken four (4) times as follows: two (2) rear and front brake repairs, one (1) mirror replacement, and one (1) alternator repairs.

b) Maintenance of the ambulance has been undertaken twice at 15 000- and 30 000-kilometre service intervals and the next service will be at 45 000km.


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