Question NW417 to the Minister of Health

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20 August 2018 - NW417

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Health

Whether he has been informed that incubators are broken in maternity Ward G at Tygerberg Hospital; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) why have the incubators not been fixed and (b) by what date will the incubators be fixed?


a) It has not been procedure to inform the Minister of broken equipment in the facilities, however the incubators referred to were likely to have been incubators that were already due to be taken to the Tygerberg Hospital Clinical Engineering Department (CED) for assessment for damages and possible repairs or condemning. Necessary repairs if any, are effected, coordinated by the CED Department;

b) Recently in January 2018, a total of 30 brand-new incubators were purchased.


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