Question NW797 to the Minister of Health

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12 April 2024 - NW797

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, with the expectation of the additional roles being created within Programme 2 of the National Health Insurance over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, he will detail the planned positions including the proposed salary level and job descriptions for each; if not, why not; if so, what are the further, relevant details?


The National Department of Health requested the Minister of Public Service and Administration to consider a request for strengthening the NHI Branch of the department on 16 May 2022.

On 2 June 2022, the Minister of Public Service and Administration approved the creation of 44 new technical positions for the NHI Programme in the Department.

The posts were advertised in the media (Sunday Times) on 28 August 2022. All job descriptions, duties and remuneration levels were advertised as per the Public Service requirements. The relevant remuneration levels of public servants are available in public domain. Details are contained in the annexure.

There are currently no plan for posts addition to the 44 posts mentions above to be created within the National Health Insurance Branch in the Department.