Questions and Replies

09 July 2019 - NW2

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he is aware of a proposed 2 dose Glaxo Smith Klein (GSK) ChAd155-RSV Vaccine Trial, to be conducted in the Republic (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) why is the Government exposing infants to (a) untested and (b) potentially fatal drugs for profit and ongoing science experimentation contrary to the protection contained in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996?

Reply:

(1) Yes. I am aware that the MRC Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (based at the University of the Witwatersrand) is taking part in a multi-centre, multi-country study that aims to provide critical information on the safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity profile of the ChAd155-Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine in infants likely to be unexposed to RSV. Sites in European, South American and North American countries are also participating.

Although RSV infection is a leading cause of death in young children, interventions to protect children against RSV infection and to treat children who acquire RSV infection are not available. For this reason, the World Health Organisation ranked a vaccine against RSV as the most important vaccine that needs to be developed in order to protect children in low- and middle-income countries from preventable mortality.

(2) (a) The vaccine should not be regarded as untested. The immunogenicity, safety and reactogenicity of the ChAd155-RSV vaccine in healthy adults has been evaluated and determined to be satisfactory by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC). A clinical study is currently being conducted in RSV-sero positive infants aged 12 to 23 months (study 204838 [RSV PED-002]) in Europe. The proposed study will only proceed if the safety profile of the current study is evaluated as being satisfactory by an IDMC. The study will be monitored by an IDMC at each step for safety, and any reports communicated to the regulatory authorities in real-time.

(b) There is no merit in the concern that children are being exposed to a dangerous vaccine, since this is a non-replicating vaccine and the vaccine itself cannot biologically cause any illness. As noted above, the trial will be conducted in line with clinical trial guidelines and will be strictly monitored to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

END.

09 July 2019 - NW52

Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to each type of antiretroviral drug, for how long is it envisaged that the Government’s stockpile will last?

Reply:

The Department of Health currently stockpiles the first line treatment regimen (Tenofovir/metrictabine/efavirenze) which 90% of patients are prescribed on. There is adequate supplies of the first line treatment , 10 million units currently with no shortage of API at this time. The stockpile will last for eight (8) weeks.

END.

09 July 2019 - NW51

Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) name and (b) location of each (i) clinic and (ii) hospital that does not have 24/7 security?

Reply:

(a) The Name and Location

i) There are 429 Primary Health Care facilities that do not have 24 hours’ security in place.

ii) There is no hospital that does not have 24/7 security

A list with names and location of each facility is attached as Annexure A

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF FACILITIES

Eastern Cape

112

Free State

129

Gauteng

6

KwaZulu-Natal

22

Limpopo

15

Mpumalanga

15

Northern Cape

75

North West

34

Western Cape

21

END.

09 July 2019 - NW10

Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

What support does he and/or his department intend to give in order to restore the dignity of the African people through the integration of traditional medicine in primary health care and the national health system?

Reply:

The Department of Health supports the integration of traditional medicine in primary health care and the national health system as follows:

(1) The Department of Health has taken steps towards the official recognition and inclusion of Traditional Medicine in the National Health System through relevant regulatory frameworks;

(2) The Traditional Health Practitioners Act, 2007 (Act No. 22 of 2007) was enacted as one of the tools to assist the Department in achieving this goal. The objectives of the Act are:

(a) to establish the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa;

(b) to make provision for control of the registration, training and practices of Traditional Health Practitioners in South Africa;

(c) to serve and protect the interests of Practitioners and those of members of the public who use the services of Traditional Health Practitioners.

(3) In implementing the Act, the Department has appointed the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa. It was established to oversee the registration and regulation of the practice of Traditional Medicine by setting practice standards. This will assist in eliminating bogus practitioners and charlatans in the practice. The Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council has to ensure safety, efficacy and quality of services provided by Traditional Health Practitioners through the enforcement of the code of ethics and conduct.

(4) The Department has appointed the Registrar of the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa who assumed duty on 1 September 2017. The Registrar is the secretary and accounting officer of the Council and performs the functions assigned to him by the Interim Council in terms of the Act. Amongst his responsibilities is to set up institutional arrangements such as structures and systems for the registration of Traditional Health Practitioners. Registration of Traditional Health Practitioners will commence as soon as this office is capacitated and it is functional to carry out its mandate.

(5) Processes are underway to finalise the draft policy on Traditional Medicine in South Africa. The policy on Traditional Medicine will serve as a guide to avoid a clash between the traditional medicine system and western medicine. Within the context of primary health care, they should blend in a beneficial harmony, using the best features of each system, and compensating for weaknesses in each.

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09 July 2019 - NW50

Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What number of citizens have not received ARVs in the past three months as a result of the second-line ARV shortage and (b) are there any further expected shortages?

Reply:

(a) There is a shortage of the abacavir/lamivudine and zidovudine/lamivudine combination used in second line. The shortage meant that there was lesser stock than is ordinarily available but we do not have stock. There are 360 000 patients on both combinations that are in short supply. There is currently 558 382 (AL = 177 741 + ZL = 380 641) units of the second line regimen available as at 28 June 2019.

Additionally the contracted supplier is bringing 650 000 units in July 2019. The National Department of Health has implemented stock visibility system where we have sight of the medicine stock holding at facility level. We have managed this situation by asking facilities to reduce the quality dispensed. Some patients receive two/three months supply at a time and we have advice that patients are dispensed only 1 month treatment. Secondly, we have moved stock around between facilities with higher stock levels to facilities with less stock. Thirdly, we have proposed an alternative treatment regimen should the current second line regimen not be available;

(b) The global supply of lamivudine API remains erratic however, the new ARV tender commenced on the 1st July 2019 where we have contracted additional suppliers, which we anticipate will fill the gap.

END.

09 July 2019 - NW36

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the recorded total number of (a) alcohol-related deaths and (b) children who have been born with foetal alcohol syndrome in (i) each province and (ii) each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

(a)(i)-(ii) Table 1 below provide information on the numbers of alcohol related deaths in South Africa was obtained from the South African Medical Research Council, that was extracted from unit records of deaths provided by Statistics South Africa which are available up to 2016.

Table 1:

Number of registered deaths with underlying causes that is alcohol related by province, 2012-2016

PROVINCE

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

47

87

110

116

107

467

Free State

19

26

39

30

33

147

Gauteng

40

53

45

48

57

243

KwaZulu-Natal

65

76

73

83

75

372

Limpopo

20

15

18

23

20

96

Mpumalanga

18

12

16

22

11

79

North West

22

18

16

26

22

104

Northern Cape

21

33

36

30

29

149

Western Cape

118

120

129

123

139

629

TOTAL

370

440

482

501

493

2286

(b)(i)-(ii) Currently, data is available on the prevalence of foetal alcohol syndrome among grade-1 learners which is collected through surveys that were conducted in selected communities. Table 2 below provides a summary of the prevalence data that is available and was provided by the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research[1]

Table 2:

Summary of the prevalence of foetal alcohol syndrome among grade-1 learners

PROVINCE

COMMUNITY

PREVELANCE RATE AS A PERCENTAGE

REFERENCE

Eastern Cape

Bethelsdorp,

Port Elizabeth

13,0

Olivier, et al., 2017a

 

Burgersdorp

6,2

Still to be published

Free State

Jacobsdal

12,9

Still to be published

Gauteng

Soweto,

Diepsloot,

Lenasia

2,6

Viljoen, 2001

Northern Cape

De Aar

11,9

Urban et al., 2008

 

Upington

7,4

Chersich et al., 2012b

 

Kimberley

6,4

Urban et al., 2015

 

Renosterberg Municipality

28,2

Olivier et al., 2017b

 

Hanover

20,8

Still to be published

Western Cape

Wellington

8,9

Viljoen, Gossage, Brooke, Adnams, Jones, Robinson ... & May, 2005

 

Aurora

10,0

Olivier et al., 2013

 

Witzenberg Sub-district

9,6

Olivier et al., 2016

 

Saldanha Bay Municipality

6,7

Olivier et al., 2016

 

Wellington,

Montague,

Ashton,

Robertson

13,5 - 20,8

May et al., 2016

END.

  1. Probst, C, Parry C, Wittchen H, Rehm J. The socioeconomic profile of alcohol-attributable mortality in South Africa: a modelling study. BMC Medicine. 2018; 16:97

09 July 2019 - NW37

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of drug-related deaths that have been recorded (a) in each province and (b) in each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

(a)-(b) The table below reflects the total number of drug-related deaths in South Africa. This data has been extracted by the South African Medical Research Council from unit records of deaths provided by Statistics South Africa which is available up to 2016.

Number of registered deaths with underlying causes that is drug-related by province, 2012-2016

PROVINCE

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

25

24

56

38

34

177

Free State

26

21

23

14

26

110

Gauteng

42

46

56

82

88

314

KwaZulu-Natal

38

52

53

42

65

250

Limpopo

5

12

13

13

17

60

Mpumalanga

5

16

14

13

23

71

North West

13

23

13

12

15

76

Northern Cape

16

25

24

19

19

103

Western Cape

27

39

22

42

24

154

TOTAL

197

258

274

275

311

1315

END.

18 April 2019 - NW756

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of persons in the country were diagnosed with (a) tuberculosis, (b) pneumonia, (c) diabetes and (d) cancer in each province (i) in 2018 and (ii) since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

The system that generates data for the TB programme does so in quarterly (3 months) cohorts. Data before the end of the quarter is always incomplete, and in fact, its is global standard practice to report TB data a quarter behind. Notwithstanding, the programme reported data in 2018 as follows:

(a)

01 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

 

Eastern Cape

11,842

 

Free State

2, 665

 

Gauteng

8,007

 

KwaZulu-Natal

11,976

 

Limpopo

2,751

 

Mpumalanga

3,040

 

North West

3,257

 

Northern Cape

2,160

 

Western Cape

8,980

 

TOTAL SA

54,678

(b) The table below shows the number of Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities and number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital 2018 and January 2019 only. (Data source: DHIS).

(b)(i)

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

 

Province

Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities

Number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital

 

Eastern Cape

11,141

4,395

 

Free State

9,088

2,347

 

Gauteng

22,907

4,362

 

KwaZulu-Natal

53,099

10,683

 

Limpopo

11,124

5,836

 

Mpumalanga

2,234

3,034

 

Northern Cape

2,718

983

 

North West

3,391

2,222

 

Western Cape

46,249

13,150

 

TOTAL SA

161,951

47,012

 

(b)(ii)

01 January 2019 (ONLY)

 

Province

Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities

Number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital

 

Eastern Cape

1,761

688

 

Free State

357

111

 

Gauteng

1,128

307

 

KwaZulu-Natal

4,050

1,236

 

Limpopo

469

272

 

Mpumalanga

86

123

 

Northern Cape

133

62

 

North West

178

110

 

Western Cape

2,249

751

 

TOTAL SA

10,591

3,660

(c) Number of persons 40 years and older screened for diabetes and number of new persons diagnosed with diabetes reported in 2018 and 2019 (January only) (Data source: DHIS)

(c)(i)

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

 

Province

Client 40 years and older screened for diabetes

Diabetes client 40 years and older new

 

Eastern Cape

2,412,674

19,078

 

Free State

697,852

9,157

 

Gauteng

2,908,672

49,485

 

KwaZulu-Natal

5,261,552

18,498

 

Limpopo

2,048,233

15,684

 

Mpumalanga

1,110,747

16,190

 

Northern Cape

176,988

2,423

 

North West

808,038

7,543

 

Western Cape

247,705

9,853

 

TOTAL SA

15,672,461

147,911

(c)(ii)

01 January 2019 (Only)

 

Province

Client 40 years and older screened for diabetes

Diabetes client 40 years and older new

 

Eastern Cape

438,872

4,365

 

Free State

69,307

596

 

Gauteng

259,459

4,680

 

KwaZulu-Natal

499,803

1,301

 

Limpopo

178,356

1,102

 

Mpumalanga

97,935

910

 

Northern Cape

18,421

192

 

North West

79,044

938

 

Western Cape

23,632

772

 

TOTAL SA

1,664,829

14,856

(d)(i)-(ii) According to the pathology-based National Cancer Registry 2014 report total number of cancers diagnosed in South Africa: 75,577.

END.

15 April 2019 - NW811

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of staff strikes has his department experienced in each province since 1 January 2018?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Table 1.

NO.

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF STAFF STRIKES

1.

Eastern Cape Province

02 (two) staff strikes

2.

Free State Province

04 (four) staff strikes

3.

Gauteng Province

38 (thirty-eight) staff strikes

4.

KwaZulu- Natal Province

04 (four) staff strikes

5.

Limpopo Province

01 (one) staff strike

6.

Mpumalanga Province

04 (four) staff strikes

7.

Northern Cape Province

02 (two) staff strikes

8.

North West Province

29 (Twenty-nine) staff strikes

9.

Western Cape Province

0 (No staff strikes)

 

END.

15 April 2019 - NW440

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Health

What proportion of the population has he found to be obese?

Reply:

Adults: Women – 41%

Men – 11%

Children: 2 to 14 years – Girls – 7.1%

2 to 14 years – Boys – 4.7%

END.

15 April 2019 - NW510

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

The National Department of Health does not own any properties or buildings. All properties and buildings used or occupied by the National Department of Health are either:

  • State Owned and managed by the Department of Public Works as custodian, or;
  • State Owned and rented directly from the Department concerned where the Department of Public Works is not the custodian, or;
  • Rented from the private sector, using the Department of Public Works as procurement agent.

For this reason, records are not available within National Department of Health to respond directly to the Honorable Member’s question of 1 March 2019. All contract data is held by Department of Public Works, who invoice the Department of Health for payment as follows:

  • Quarterly in advance for State Owned buildings, or;
  • Monthly in arrears for privately owned properties leased by DPW on behalf of National Department of Health.

It is suggested that the question be referred to the Minister of Public Works for a comprehensive response.

END.

15 April 2019 - NW763

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 317 on 11 March 2019, what (a) is the total number of public healthcare facilities that were nonoperational in each province as at 1 February 2019 and (b) type of facility is each?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard

Province

No of facilities

Type of facility

Comments

Eastern Cape

4

  1. Gengqe clinic
  1. Rosedale clinic (12-20) February 2019
  1. Gqeberha clinic

The clinic was under construction for the duration of 2018/19. It was just handed over in March 2019. It will be opened for services in the first quarter of 2019/20

Rosedale clinic was closed for few days by the community.

Gqeberha was closed for few days and was later reopened community protest.

Hellenvale clinic closed due to gangsterism in the area. The safety of the staff and the patients was taken into consideration

Gauteng

7

  1. Orchards Clinic
  1. Florida Clinic
  1. 4th Avenue Clinic
  1. Jeppe Street Clinic
  1. 80th Albert Street Clinic
  1. Joubert Park Clinic
  1. Claremont Clinic

All these clinics in the City of Johannesburg are undergoing major renovations.

Free State

NIL

N/A

 

KwaZulu- Natal

NIL

N/A

 

Limpopo

2

  1. Mogalakwena/Potgietersrus clinic
  1. Naboomspruit clinic

Both these clinics were operating from the houses that were offered by the Municipality. The services were discontinued when the Municipality took their houses back.

The Department had to build Manyoga clinic to continue with the services in Mogalakwena/ Potgietersrus

Mpumalanga

NIL

N/A

 

Northern Cape

2

  1. Olifant’s Hoek Community Health Centre
  1. Wrenchville Clinic

Olifant’s hoek CHC is under major renovation.

Wrenchville clinic was burnt by the community during protests. The contractor is on site for repairs.

North West

5

  1. Boitekong Community Health Centre
  1. Jouberton Community Health Centre
  1. Sun Rise Park clinic
  1. Ramokokastad clinic
  1. Tshiretso clinic
  • Boitekong is undergoing construction. It is due to be opened during the first quarter of 2019/20
  • Jouberton CHC is an old facility which is being replaced with a brand new CHC will be opened during the course of this year.
  • Both Sunrise Park and Ramokoka were burned down during community protest respectively.
  • Tshireletso clinic was closed by the Department of Labour in 2015 and since not been replaced or upgraded.

Western Cape

0

Still waiting for response

N/A

Total

20

   

END.

15 April 2019 - NW755

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of (a) persons were diagnosed with HIV/Aids in each province (i) in 2018 and (ii) since 1 January 2019 and (b) the specified persons are on anti-retroviral treatment?

Reply:

A) The following table reflects the details in this regard

 

January-December 2018

January 2019

Province

HIV test positives

HIV test positives

Eastern Cape

92,939

9,043

Free State

41,489

3,914

Gauteng

234,043

21,137

KwaZulu Natal

230,525

21,267

Limpopo

56,160

5,307

Mpumalanga

76,007

6,562

North West

47,602

4,278

Northern Cape

11,301

1,026

Western Cape

48,546

4,484

National

838,612

77,018

b) The following table reflects the details in this regard

Province

December 2018

January 2019

Eastern Cape

483,691

486,365

Free State

265,232

267,148

Gauteng

1,000,503

1,011,319

KwaZulu Natal

1,353,561

1,351,281

Limpopo

349,340

351,281

Mpumalanga

448,098

453,876

North West

268,465

262,985

Northern Cape

59,698

59,612

Western Cape

265,014

268,086

National

4,493,602

4,512,378

END.

09 April 2019 - NW444

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What action is his department taking with regard to the horrific treatment of a certain patient (details furnished), (b) what is the name of each (i) nurse and (ii) doctor who attended to the patient, (c) what action has been taken against each nurse and each doctor and (d) how did the baby land up in a mortuary in Springs; (2) whether he has found that the National Health Insurance is going to curb the horrific treatment of patients at the country’s public healthcare facilities; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Hospital and provincial department of Health could not test the allegations as the complainant declined a redress meeting.

(b) (i) PN Mpho Lebese

(ii) Dr SM Kalasa

(c) No action was implemented against the staff since the allegations could not be confirmed.

(d) The body of the baby was procedurally handed over by the hospital to the Far East Funeral Undertakers. The hospital can therefore not comment on how it “landed up” in Springs. Far East Funeral Undertakers is located in Actonville, Benoni. The parent’s residential address, as provided by her is 697 Rawat Street, Actonville.

(2) Whether there is NHI or not, there should be no horrific treatment of patients in any healthcare system.

END.

09 April 2019 - NW746

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to his reply to question 318 on 11 March 2019, (a) what number of public health care facilities is his department planning to (i) open and (ii) close during the 2019 calendar year and (b) in each case, (i) what type of facility is it, (ii) what service does each facility provide and (iii) where is it located?

Reply:

There is no plan to close any clinic during 2019. The following tables reflect the details with regards to clinics that are due to be opened.

PROVINCE

FACILITY NAME

FACILITY TYPE

Services

Location details

(Name of District, local municipality and Closest Town or Village)

Eastern Cape

Gengqe Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Lusikisiki Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

OR Tambo District

Qaukeni Municipality, Lusikisiki

 

Sakhele Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

ZabasaCinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

Chris Hani District

 

Qutse Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

Chris Hani District

Free State

Sasolburg CBD clinic ((Sponsored & built by Sasol)

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

Sasolburg

 

Memel clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 

Gauteng

Kekana Gardens

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Dewagensdrift Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Kekanastad Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Boikhutsong CDC

Community Day Centre

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Greenspark Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Khutsong South Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Dr Pixley Ka IsakaSeme Hospital

Hospital

Hospital – What is the type of Hospital District , Regional or Tertiary

 
 

Grautville

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 

Limpopo

Manyoga Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

Sekgakgapeng Village

 

Pienaarsrivier EMS

New Emergency Medical Services Station

Emergency Medical Services Station

 
 

George Masebe Hospital

Hospital

Extension to Maternity and Theatre

 
 

Letaba Hospital

Hospital

Extensions to Female Medical Ward, Waste Store

 
 

Mulenzhe Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Magwedzha Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Makhonde Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 

Mpumalanga

Schunzendal Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Goromane Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Vukuzhaki Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Nhlazatshe Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Sikhulelwe Village Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Rockdale CHC

Community Health Centre

Primary Health Care Services

 

Northern Cape

Kagung clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Port Nolloth CHC

Community Health Centre

Primary Health Care Services

Namakwa District in Port Nolloth

 

New Mental Health Hospital

Specialized Hospital

Psychiatric Mental Health Care Services

Kimberley

 

Heuningvlei clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Springbok Forensic Mortuary

Forensic Mortuary

Forensic Autopsy

Namakwa District in Springbok

 

Extension to Springbok Hospital

Pharmacy

Pharmaceuticals

Namakwa District in Springbok

North West

Jouberton CHC

Community Health Centre

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Madikwe Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Boitekong CHC

Community Health Centre

Primary Health Care Services

 

Western Cape

Vredenburg Hospital

District Hospital: Phase Two B will be officially inaugurated: New Operating Theatres, Kitchen, Admin Block, Laboratory, Laundry, Mortuary and waste storage areas, new Paediatric ward, Rehabilitation unit, additional Psychiatry beds, Admissions office, Cafeterias and waiting areas

Phase Two B will be officially inaugurated: New Operating Theatres, Kitchen, Admin Block, Laboratory, Laundry, Mortuary and waste storage areas, new Paediatric ward, Rehabilitation unit, additional Psychiatry beds, Admissions office, Cafeterias and waiting areas

 
 

Wolseley Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 
 

Asla Clinic

Clinic

Primary Health Care Services

 

 

END.

09 April 2019 - NW677

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Health

(a) Why has the Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal not paid a certain company (name furnished) for a consignment delivered in June 2017 and (b) by what date can the specified supplier expect to receive payment?

Reply:

a) Ngwelezana Hospital requested and received a quotation from Suppliers, as well as Novak Medical, Surgical and General Supplies for 70 000 units of clear garbage bags. The quotation amount from Novak Medical was assessed to be an amount of R 23 800.00 by both the Bid Evaluation and Bid Adjudication Committees. The quotations went through all the procurement processes and Novak Medical was approved by the Bid Adjudication Committee as the approved bidder for an approved amount of R 23 800.00.

The Hospital could not process the invoice supplied by Novak Medical based on the following reasons:

  • The approved order was for R23 800.00 and not for R238 000.00 as per the invoice submitted. The quotation received from Novak Medical was for R23 800.00.

b) Communication was sent to Novak Medical on 8th November 2018 advising them of the discrepancy and that the hospital is prepared to tender the amount of R 23 800.00 in respect of the goods delivered however no response has been forthcoming from Novak Medical.

END.

09 April 2019 - NW664

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Health

(1) What are the details of each supplier of air-ambulance services in terms of (a) name and (b) amounts paid to each supplier that is currently contracted to various provincial departments of health; (2) whether he has found that the manner in which the services were procured complies with the policies of (a) his department and (b) the National Treasury regulations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he has found that the bona fides and competencies of the service providers are satisfactory; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The tables below reflect the details in this regard.

Province

(a) Name of service provider

(b) Amounts paid

(2018/19)

Eastern Cape

National Airways Corporation

R 25 000 000

Free State

Halo Aviation (Pty) Ltd

R 6 255.885.34

Gauteng

Netcare 911, ER24 and Halo HEMS

Services are requested on demand which is operated on a fee for services. Nil paid for the current financial year

KwaZulu-Natal

Air Mercy Services

R 34 542 587

Limpopo

Phuluso JV with Black Eagle

R 3 000 000

Mpumalanga

Halo Aviation

R 11 983 477

North West

No air-ambulance services

Not applicable

Northern Cape

Aero-care

R 743 850

Western Cape

Red Cross Air Mercy Service

R 54 000 000

(2) (a) The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Province

National Treasury

Relevant Details

Eastern Cape

Yes

Month to month contract, SCM busy with adjudication of the new tender

Free State

Yes

Service procured through departmental bid processes DOH(FS) 33/2018/2019

Gauteng

Yes

Services are requested on demand

KwaZulu-Natal

Yes

Month to month contract since expiry of National RT 79 contract.

Local SCM processes are underway to award a new contract.

Limpopo

Yes

Month to month contract since the expiry of the National RT79 Contract

Mpumalanga

Yes

Service procured through the National Transversal Tenders RT 79

North West

Not applicable

No air-ambulance services provided

Northern Cape

Yes

Service procured through the National Transversal Tenders RT 79

Western Cape

Yes

Contract was just awarded for the next 5 years commencing from the 1st April 2019

(3) The following table reflects the details in this regard.

Province

Satisfactory /

Not Satisfactory

Relevant Details

Eastern Cape

Satisfactory

Service in line with the specifications.

Free State

Satisfactory

Service in line with the specifications, no challenges experienced till date.

Gauteng

Satisfactory

Services are requested from the service providers on a rotation basis only when the need arises.

KwaZulu-Natal

Satisfactory

Service provision is according to the tender specifications. No challenges experienced.

Limpopo

Satisfactory

Service provision is according to the tender specifications. There were challenges in rendering service as there were problems between the JV partners which affected the department. Matter has been resolved and service is back in operation. Penalties were issued for no service provision.

Mpumalanga

Satisfactory

The service provider has always adhered to the terms of the contract and there has been no adverse reports.

North West

Not applicable

Not applicable

Northern Cape

Satisfactory

Service provision is according to the tender specifications. No challenges experienced.

Western Cape

Satisfactory

Tender specifications match the need well and the provider has a longstanding history with the province of excellent service delivery in accordance with the specifications.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW450

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What is the reason that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa recently prevented ambulance staff from continuing to provide further services in Namaqualand, (b) what impact it had on the industry and (c) whether it has already been settled; (2) whether there are any rescue vehicles serving Namaqualand; if so, what number of (a) rescue vehicles provide a service to Namaqualand and (b) trained personnel was appointed for the entire area; (3) whether Namaqualand has any minibuses that transport outpatients; if so, (a) what is the number of minibuses that transport outpatients in each of the four municipalities in Namaqualand and (b) where is each assigned; (4) (a) what number of ambulances have been involved in accidents in Namaqualand over the past three years and (b) what were the reasons for these accidents; (5) what number of ambulance staff work in Namaqualand?

Reply:

(1) (a) Dispute from HOSPERSA was regarding unpaid overtime and one-person crews being used.

(b) There was a limited provision of service resulting in prolonged response times.

(c) The overtime issue has been settled, however the issues regarding the staff shortages has not been resolved.

(2) (a) 5

(b) 29

(3)

 

MUNICIPALITY

NUMBER OF MINIBUSES

LOCATION

(i) Nama Khoi,

2

Springbok

Steinkopf

(ii) Richtersveld

1

Port Nolloth

(iii) Khai-ma

0

-

(iv) Kamiesberg

1

Garies

(v) Hantam

1

Calvinia

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

1

Fraserburg

(4)

YEAR

NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS

REASON

2016

5

Wild animals

2017

9

Wild animals and human error/fatigue

2018

3

Wild animals

(5) 120

END.

25 March 2019 - NW451

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Health

(1) (a) What fees are paid by (i) ambulance staff such as (aa) paramedics, (bb) ambulance emergency assistants and (cc) basic ambulance attendants and (ii) nursing staff to the Health Professions Council of South Africa and (b) why he found that there is such a large monetary difference between, for example, ambulance emergency assistants and nursing staff; (2) by what date will the Okiep Clinic in the Northern Cape be upgraded after the fire damage; (3) whether his department would consider keeping the specified clinic open 24 hours to relieve the pressure experienced at Springbok Hospital?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) (aa) R1030

(bb) R1030

(cc) R845

(ii) Fees for nursing staff are regulated by South African Nursing Council and not Health Professions Council of South Africa. The fees for nurses are as follow:

  • Registered Nurses and Midwives: R640
  • Enrolled Nurses and Midwives: R380
  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries: R270

(b) Fees are determined by the respective regulatory bodies annually after due consideration of annual budgeting processes. Income received for these regulatory bodies is solely from member fees.

2. (a) Okiep is a fixed Primary Health Care clinic which is currently operational. The clinic did not burn. It operates from 7:30 till 16:00 from Monday to Friday and provides a one-day-a-week satellite Health Care Services to Rooiwinkel and Bulletrap.

(b) The PHC facility that burnt is Steinkop Fixed Clinic and with operational hours from 07:30 to 16:00 from Monday to Friday. No afterhours services are available due to shortage of staff. The services have been moved to a temporary accommodation while waiting for the clinic to be fixed.

3. Springbok Hospital is surrounded by three clinics that reduces patient load on the hospital. These are Springbok Clinic within Springbok, Bergsig Clinic approximately 2km away and Matjieskloof Clinic about 5km away from the hospital.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW701

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

No vehicle was purchased for me nor for the Deputy Minister during the periods 2016-17 and 2017-18 or since 1 April 2018.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW530

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether there are at least two staff members for each ambulance serving Namaqualand as prescribed by the National Health Act, Act 61 of 2003; if not, what are the relevant details; (2) what number of ambulance stations is there for the entire Namaqualand area; (3) (a) whether the radio control room of Namaqualand is in working order and (b) how large is the coverage provided by the radio control service room; (4) whether there are trained personnel working in the control room to send out ambulance officers for emergency calls; if so, what number of permanent staff; (5) (a) how often are uniforms issued to staff and (b) when last were uniforms supplied to ambulance staff in Namaqualand?

Reply:

(1)

Springbok Region

Station

2-Person Crew

1-Person Crew

Comments

Springbok

Yes

   

Komagas

Yes

   

Port Nolloth

Yes

   

Steinkopf

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Pofadder

Yes

   

Garies

Yes

   

Alexander Bay

 

Yes

One person crew when personnel on vacation or sick leave

Hantam Region

Calvinia

Yes

   

Sutherland

Yes

   

Brandvlei

Yes

   

Williston

Yes

   

Loeriesfontein

Yes

   

Niewoudsville

Yes

   

Fraserburg

Yes

   

(2) 14 Stations

(3) (a) Yes

(b) Springbok Control Centre covers the Nama Khoi District Municipality

      Calvinia Control centre covers The Hantam District municipality

(4)

Control Centre

Permanent Staff

Volunteer Staff

Training

Springbok

4

2

None

Calvinia

2

4

None

(5) (a) Staff receive new uniform according to policy every 2 years.

(b) 2016

END.

25 March 2019 - NW449

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What number of ambulances is currently used in (i) Namaqualand and (ii) the Northern Cape and (b) how large is the radius that each ambulance in Namaqualand covers; (2) what number of (a) ambulances provide a service to the local municipalities (i) Nama Khoi, (ii) Richtersveld, (iii) Khaima and (iv) Kamiesberg and (b) towns is covered by each ambulance; (3) whether any (a) licences and/or (b) safety certificates of ambulances that service both Namaqualand and Northern Cape have lapsed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) 14

(ii) 75

(b) Ambulances in Northern Cape is not bound by district borders and may be deployed anywhere within the Province when needed. However, the average coverage radius of ambulances is in the range of 100 to 150km depending on location of the town.

(2)

MUNICIPALITY

TOWN

NUMBER OF AMBULANCES

(i) Nama Khoi,

Springbok

Komaggas

Vioolsdrift

Steinkopf

1

1

0

1

(ii) Richtersveld

Port Nolloth

Alexanderbay

Kuboes

1

0

0

(iii) Khai-ma

Pofadder

Pella

1

0

(iv) Kamiesberg

Garies

Hondeklipbaai

1

0

(v) Hantam

Calvinia

Brandvlei

Nieuwoudtville

Loeriesfontein

2

1

1

1

(vi) Karoo Hoogland

Williston

Fraserburg

Sutherland

1

1

1

(3) (a) 19 ambulances, 6 in Namaqualand and 13 for Northern Cape

(b) All vehicles have COF and Roadworthy certificates.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW650

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location and (b) completion date of each clinic that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regar

LOCATION

COMPLETION DATE

Province

District Municipality

Facility Name

Project Name

Estimated Project End  Date

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Meje CHC

Meje CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC, site works & services

2021/08/16

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Nyaniso CHC

Nyaniso CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC and External Services.

2020/11/19

Eastern Cape (EC)

Amatole (DC12)

Hamburg Clinic Replacement, Alexandria (Amathole DM)

Construction of a new clinic, staff accommodation, guard house, fencing, parking and walkways.

2019/09/25

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Isikhoba Satellite Clinic

Isikhoba Clinic in Ngcobo Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Nkwenkwana Clinic

Nkwenkwana Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic

2019/11/01

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Qebe Clinic

Qebe Clinic in Ngcobo : Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Bumbane Clinic

Bumbane Clinic - New Clinic and Nurses Residential Houses

2019/12/15

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Flagstaff Clinic

Construction of new Community Health Centre building, including associated site works and bulk services.

2021/09/30

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Kambi Clinic

Khambi Clinic - New Replacement Clinic and Staff Accommodation

2019/06/28

Free State (FS)

Xhariep (DC16)

Rouxville Clinic

Construction of New Rouxville Clinic

2024/04/05

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Boikhutsong CHC

Boikhutsong CDC- Conversion of CHC into new CDC

2021/05/29

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Dewagensdrift Clinic

Dewagensdrift New Clinic Construction of new Clinic- ID

2019/07/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Kekanastad Clinic

Kekanastad Clinic Construction of new clinic

2020/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic - Convert to CDC - ID

2019/12/14

Gauteng (GT)

Sedibeng (DC42)

Tshepiso Clinic

Tshepiso Ext 6 Clinic - Construction of New Clinic

2019/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Greenspark Clinic

Greenspark Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/10/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Khutsong South Clinic

Khutsong South Ext2 Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/12/13

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Randfontein CHC

Randfontein (Mohlakeng) CHC-Construction of new CHC-ID

2021/03/31

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

iLembe (DC29)

Groutville Clinic

Groutville Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic with XL Clinic and Provision of PMTCT Unit

2020/05/15

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Magwedzha Clinic

Magwedzha Clinic Replacement

2019/06/28

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Makonde Clinic

Makonde Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Mulenzhe Clinic

Mulenzhe Clinic Replacement

2019/10/31

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Thengwe Clinic

Thengwe Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Ehlanzeni (DC32)

Oakley Clinic

Oakley Clinic: Construction of Clinic, 2 x 2 staff accommodation units, guard house, fence, water

2019/03/29

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Nhlazatse 12 Hour Clinic

Nhlazatshe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/11/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Vukuzakhe Clinic

Vukuzakhe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/08/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

Pankop Clinic

Pankop Clinic: Construction of new Clinic and accommodation units including associated external work

2019/11/14

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Madikwe Clinic

Madikwe Clinic (New)

2019/08/30

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mathibestadt CHC

Mathibestadt CHC (New)

2020/12/15

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mmakaunyane Clinic

Mmakaunyane Clinic (New)

2019/08/13

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC (New)

2019/07/31

North West (NW)

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (DC39)

Sekhing CHC

Sekhing CHC (New Facility)

2019/08/31

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Bankhara/Bodulong Clinic

Facility Replacements: Bankhara Bodulong Clinic

2019/06/28

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Heuningvlei Clinic

Replacement of Heuningvlei Clinic

2019/10/03

Northern Cape (NC)

Namakwa (DC06)

Port Nolloth CHC

Construction of New Port Nolloth CHC ( Phase 2)

2019/07/31

Northern Cape (NC)

ZF Mgcawu (DC08)

Boegoeberg (Brandboom) Clinic

Facility Replacements: Boegoeberg Clinic

2019/07/31

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Wolseley Clinic

Wolseley Clinic - Replacement

2020/03/31

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Asla Park Clinic

Asla Park Clinic: New Clinic

2019/05/31

Western Cape (WC)

West Coast (DC01)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic (Replacement)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic - Replacement

2021/06/01

 

END.

25 March 2019 - NW649

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location, (b) type and (c) completion date of each hospital that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

LOCATION

TYPE

Facility Name

Project Name

Completion

Estimated Project End

Province

District Municipality

       

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Khotsong Hospital

Khotsong Hospital Phase 3 : The construction of the main hospital buildings and staff housing

2019/10/31

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Sipetu Hospital

Sipetu Hospital: Construction of Main Hospital

2020/10/02

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

eThekwini (ETH)

Regional Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital : New Regional Hospital

2020/09/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

District Hospital

Middelburg Hospital

Middelburg Regional Hospital: Construction of a New Hospital

2020/04/01

END.

11 March 2019 - NW63

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he has been informed that he has been implicated in testimony made under oath and in written documents by Mr Agrizzi at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo; if so, were the allegations made by Mr Agrizzi in respect of him true; (2) whether he declared any financial or material gifts from Bosasa as required by the Executive Members’ Ethics Act, Act 82 of 1998; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. No, I was neither informed, nor did I ever see or hear anywhere where Agrizzi implicates me in any testimony made under oath. However I saw somewhere on social media a list said to have been released by Agrizzi, whereby it says I contacted Bosasa and made enquiries about some systems or services they offer.

The statement that I contacted Bosasa is in fact false. I never contacted Bosasa. What happened was that the former Mayor of Mogale City, Mr Mpho Nawa, contacted me in 2015 and informed me that he had been invited by a company in Mogale City where he is Mayor, to go and view Hospital Information Management systems. He said he told them that he understood nothing about health information systems and at any rate had no jurisdiction over hospitals.

The Mayor then invited me to visit that company. On arrival I discovered that the company was in fact Bosasa. I had thought that Bosasa was only a catering company. But I found out there when they then showed me the systems, that they do many other things, other than catering. However regardless of their systems I was definitely not interested in getting the Department of Health involved with them in any other way because I read lots of stories about their irregularities with the catering contract in Correctional Services.

2. No, I declared nothing because I received nothing in the form of a gift or financial benefit or any other way from Bosasa.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW319

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of new staff that were employed in each occupation in the public health sector in each province for 2019?

Reply:

Please see enclosed media statement of 12 December 2018. All the 9 797 new entrant employees were placed. Furthermore 5 300 posts are at various states of being filled as described in the media statement of 09 December 2018 (also enclosed).

END.

11 March 2019 - NW108

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Environmental Affairs to question 3618 on 14 December 2018, (a) what plans are in place to ban microbeads in the country and (b) by what date will the ban come into effect?

Reply:

The regulations related to the labelling, advertising and cosmetics made in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 9172) were published for comment. SAHPRA has reviewed the comments submitted by various stakeholders, including those made by the Department of Environmental Affairs, on the harms and banning of microbeads in cosmetics. The updated evidence and motivations provided on microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics and the stance of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the EU were reviewed and taken into account. The Authority has made a decision to ban the use of microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics, in line with global regulatory jurisdictions. The banning of microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics will follow a phased out approach, taking effect 18-24 months from the date of publication of the regulations.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW155

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(a) Whether any plans are in place with regard to the reported 200 vacant posts for critically required doctors and specialists at Gauteng’s four academic hospitals, (b) what are the reasons for the vacancies and (c) what steps are being immediately implemented by his department to mitigate against such a breakdown in critical medical service delivery in Gauteng?

Reply:

Honourable Member I am not sure which reported 200 vacant posts you are referring to. I discussed the matter with the MEC for Gauteng and she is also not sure where the figure of 200 is emerging from. Please help by specifying so that I can answer the question.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW11

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) is the number of Medical Cannabis Licences that were issued to date and (b) are the names of the applicants and/or entities that were issued with licences; (2) what were the reasons for the delay to issue licences if none have been issued as applications have been opened since November of 2017 under the auspices of the Medicines Control Council, which is now the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority

Reply:

(1) (a) None;

(b) N/A

(2) Reasons for non issue of licences

Readiness of applicants – lack of Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), lack of Quality Management Systems to be employed at their facilities, applicants do not have plans of where and to whom they are going to sell their produce, lack of basic security features. All these findings and other deficiencies of applications have been communicated to the applicants to address.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW320

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health

What is the current total number of public healthcare practitioners that are employed in each occupation in each province in the public sector?

Reply:

The table below indicate the current health care practitioners per profession and per province as at 31 January 2019.

Current total number of public health practitioners per profession as at 31 January 2019

National / Province

Health Professions

Total

Eastern Cape

AUDIOLOGIST

4

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

2

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

11

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

180

 

DENTIST

124

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

17

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

27

 

DIETICIAN

99

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

19

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

2232

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

8

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

21

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

2

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

7

 

EMS LECTURER (AEA)

2

 

EMS LECTURER (ECT)

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

6

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

187

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

52

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

7

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

5

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

1

 

FORENSIC OFFICER

51

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

49

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

1218

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

149

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

391

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTIST AND PROSTETIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

1

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

19

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

6

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

5352

 

NUTRITIONIST

15

 

NUTRITIONIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

93

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

46

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

10

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

12

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

257

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

350

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

432

 

OPTOMETRIST

7

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

16

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

1

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

11

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

8

 

PARAMEDIC

36

 

PHARMACIST

294

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

67

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

47

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

183

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

324

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

121

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

41

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

13

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

363

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

7067

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

1572

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

68

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER

348

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

10

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

5

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

7

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

28

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

6

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

121

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

2

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

4

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

40

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

10

 

SPEECH THERAPY (ASSISTANT)

1

 

STAFF NURSE

3316

 

STUDENT NURSE

1

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

117

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

1

Eastern Cape Total

 

25725

Free State

AUDIOLOGIST

2

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

43

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

317

 

DENTIST

43

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

7

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

DIETICIAN

47

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

5

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

1333

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

41

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

6

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

8

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

12

 

EMS PROVINCIAL MANAGER

1

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

78

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

39

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

2

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

5

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

8

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

38

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

393

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

44

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

148

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

15

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

3

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

2000

 

NUTRITIONIST

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

52

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

6

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

3

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

12

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

94

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

170

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

204

 

OPTOMETRIST

8

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

8

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

12

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

3

 

PARAMEDIC

2

 

PHARMACIST

77

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

22

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

4

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

23

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

299

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

50

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

13

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

6

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

208

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

1575

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

764

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

28

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

4

 

RADIOGRAPHER

143

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

1

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

7

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

4

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

10

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

191

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

6

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

2

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

8

 

SPEECH THERAPY (ASSISTANT)

1

 

STAFF NURSE

972

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

102

Free State Total

 

9736

Gauteng

AUDIOLOGIST

12

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

1

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

96

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

1651

 

DENTIST

226

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

18

 

DIETICIAN

200

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

9

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

1339

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

3

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

105

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

2

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

8

 

EMS LECTURER (ECT)

2

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

10

 

EMS OPERATIONAL MANAGER

2

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

130

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

35

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

1

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

7

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

2

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

188

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

1861

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

49

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

625

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

29

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

10

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

6432

 

NUTRITIONIST

5

 

NUTRITIONIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENIST

8

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

177

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

14

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

18

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

110

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

520

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

108

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

469

 

OPTOMETRIST

49

 

OPTOMETRIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

1

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

41

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

1

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

11

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

8

 

PARAMEDIC

45

 

PHARMACIST

359

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

24

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

9

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

198

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

521

 

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

1

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

180

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

19

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

36

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

677

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

7648

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

2809

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (STUDENT)

2472

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

169

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

10

 

RADIOGRAPHER

556

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

9

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

29

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

27

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

4

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

15

 

REGISTRAR (DENTAL)

42

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL SPECIALIST)

1

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

1179

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

38

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

2

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

80

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

4

 

SPEECH THERAPY (ASSISTANT)

6

 

STAFF NURSE

7415

 

STOMATOLOGIST

15

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

839

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

42

Gauteng Total

 

40074

KwaZulu Natal

AUDIOLOGIST

52

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

39

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

76

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

2422

 

DENTIST

100

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

47

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

45

 

DIETICIAN

139

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

43

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

2371

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

1

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

28

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

3

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

4

 

EMS LECTURER (ECT)

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

19

 

EMS OPERATIONAL MANAGER

2

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

208

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

23

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

5

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

5

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

411

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

2089

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

191

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

860

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

55

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

1

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

5993

 

NUTRITIONIST

546

 

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENIST

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

82

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

60

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

5

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

52

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

387

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

816

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

463

 

OPTOMETRIST

61

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

32

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

21

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

4

 

PARAMEDIC

90

 

PHARMACIST

532

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

107

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

103

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

356

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

760

 

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

9

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

200

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

67

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

19

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

521

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

7814

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

3584

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

71

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

11

 

RADIOGRAPHER

508

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

2

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

10

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

8

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

9

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

21

 

REGISTRAR (ACADEMIC)

11

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

342

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

31

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

22

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

17

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

21

 

STAFF NURSE

9626

 

STAFF NURSE

3

 

STUDENT NURSE

744

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

521

KwaZulu Natal Total

 

43903

Limpopo Province

AUDIOLOGIST

1

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

15

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

1377

 

DENTIST

166

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

16

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

14

 

DIETICIAN

300

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

12

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

1587

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

8

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

2

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

5

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

187

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

37

 

ENTOMOLOGY ASSISTANT

3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

10

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

38

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

65

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

927

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

147

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

251

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

6

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

1

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

4535

 

NUTRITIONIST

41

 

NUTRITIONIST ASSISTANT

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

134

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

14

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

7

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

124

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

201

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

252

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

89

 

OPTOMETRIST

113

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

40

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

6

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

14

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

1

 

PARAMEDIC

23

 

PHARMACIST

412

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

82

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

53

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

90

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

326

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

163

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

20

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

21

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

278

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

5161

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

1707

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

70

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER

185

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

4

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

1

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

15

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

31

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

5

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

66

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

10

 

STAFF NURSE

3964

 

STUDENT NURSE

568

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

55

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

3

Limpopo Province Total

 

24063

Mpumalanga

AUDIOLOGIST

11

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

7

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

33

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

479

 

DENTIST

89

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

11

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

31

 

DIETICIAN

94

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

20

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

843

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

6

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (MNGMNT)

1

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

13

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

3

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

3

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

1

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

5

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

37

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

1

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

2

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

5

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

14

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

63

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

668

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

165

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

143

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

10

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

1

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

1443

 

NUTRITIONIST

22

 

NUTRITIONIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

63

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

30

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

1

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

15

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

86

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

229

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

109

 

OPTOMETRIST

7

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

8

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

4

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

2

 

PARAMEDIC

15

 

PHARMACIST

197

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

48

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

20

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

80

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

179

 

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

1

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

72

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

40

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

2

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

208

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

3294

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

839

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

25

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER

113

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

1

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

5

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

12

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

6

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

12

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

25

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

13

 

SPEECH THERAPY (ASSISTANT)

1

 

STAFF NURSE

1787

 

STUDENT NURSE

575

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

50

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

1

Mpumalanga Total

 

12403

National Departments

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

209

 

DENTIST

1

 

DIETICIAN

4

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

33

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

6

 

FORENSIC ANALYST

121

 

FORENSIC OFFICER

1

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

NUTRITIONIST

6

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

2

 

OPTOMETRIST

1

 

PHARMACIST

6

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

19

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

4

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

10

 

RADIOGRAPHER

1

 

REGISTRAR (INTERIM)

1

 

SPECIALIST (EPIDEMIOLOGIST)

1

 

STAFF NURSE

1

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

1

National Departments Total

 

431

North West

AUDIOLOGIST

4

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

25

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

445

 

DENTIST

49

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

28

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

20

 

DIETICIAN

73

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

32

 

EMERGENCY CALL CENTRE AGENT

7

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

548

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

3

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

94

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

3

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

4

 

EMS LECTURER (AEA)

2

 

EMS LECTURER (ECT)

9

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

1

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

73

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

16

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

29

 

FORENSIC ANALYST

1

 

FORENSIC OFFICER

1

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

44

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

498

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

154

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

224

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

5

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

2744

 

NUTRITIONIST

6

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

34

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

29

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

10

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

1

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

75

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

164

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

90

 

OPTOMETRIST

4

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

7

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

1

 

PHARMACIST

190

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

74

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

11

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

90

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

79

 

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

1

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

43

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

42

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

20

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE

386

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

2560

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

636

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

40

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER

81

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

3

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

5

 

RADIOGRAPHER (SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC)

5

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

3

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

27

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

9

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

6

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

3

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

3

 

STAFF NURSE

980

 

STUDENT NURSE

116

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

74

North West Total

 

11053

Northern Cape

AUDIOLOGIST

5

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

9

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

175

 

DENTIST

24

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

14

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

17

 

DIETICIAN

37

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

14

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

690

 

EMERGENCY CARE PRACTIONER (BASIC)

12

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

6

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

1

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

7

 

EMS LECTURER (ECT)

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

3

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

17

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

11

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

8

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (COMMUNITY SERV)

13

 

FORENSIC ANALYST

4

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

40

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

242

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

81

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

68

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

5

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

850

 

NUTRITIONIST

4

 

NUTRITIONIST ASSISTANT

8

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

32

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

24

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

1

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

51

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

116

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

23

 

OPTOMETRIST

2

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

2

 

PARAMEDIC

1

 

PHARMACIST

70

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

48

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

8

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

29

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

58

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

35

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

24

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

1

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

88

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

789

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

164

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

15

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

2

 

RADIOGRAPHER

70

 

RADIOGRAPHER (MAMMOGRAPHY)

2

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

2

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

5

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

5

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

11

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

6

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERV)

2

 

STAFF NURSE

241

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

29

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

1

Northern Cape Total

 

4329

Western Cape

AUDIOLOGIST

32

 

AUDIOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

3

 

CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (PRIM H CARE)

642

 

DENTIST

119

 

DENTIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

15

 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

30

 

DIETICIAN

83

 

DIETICIAN (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

6

 

EMERGENCY CALL CENTRE AGENT

142

 

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

1374

 

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN

112

 

EMS COURSE CO-ORDINATOR

11

 

EMS DISTRICT MANAGER

10

 

EMS LECTURER (AEA)

1

 

EMS LECTURER (PARAMEDIC)

19

 

EMS OPERATIONAL MANAGER

3

 

EMS SHIFT LEADER

56

 

EMS STATION MANAGER

42

 

EMS SUB-DISTRICT MANAGER

8

 

FORENSIC OFFICER

19

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY (INTERN)

18

 

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY OFFICER

113

 

FORENSIC TOXICOLOGIST

2

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

1017

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

204

 

MEDICAL OFFICER (INTERN)

514

 

MEDICAL ORTHOTISTS & PROSTHETISTS

15

 

MEDICAL SPECIALIST (SUB-SPECIALITY)

104

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

4143

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

140

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

15

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

5

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

29

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (GENERAL)

187

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (PRIMARY H CARE)

165

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGER NURSING (SPECIALITY UNIT)

285

 

OPTOMETRIST

1

 

ORAL HYGIENIST

55

 

ORTHOPAEDIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT

8

 

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN

9

 

PARAMEDIC

135

 

PHARMACIST

358

 

PHARMACIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

33

 

PHARMACIST (INTERN)

30

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (BASIC)

65

 

PHARMACIST ASSISTANT (POST-BASIC)

503

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

134

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

25

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT

4

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

35

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING)

2772

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSE (SPECIALITY NURSING)

1410

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

83

 

PSYCHOLOGIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

2

 

RADIOGRAPHER

362

 

RADIOGRAPHER (NUCLEAR MEDICINE)

18

 

RADIOGRAPHER (RADIATION ONCOLOGY)

49

 

RADIOGRAPHER (ULTRASOUND)

32

 

REGISTRAR (DENTAL)

19

 

REGISTRAR (MEDICAL)

618

 

SPECIALIST (FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR)

1

 

SPEECH THERAPIST

33

 

SPEECH THERAPIST (COMMUNITY SERVICE)

7

 

SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST

5

 

STAFF NURSE

2603

 

SPECIALIST (MEDICAL)

641

 

SPECIALIST (DENTAL)

6

Western Cape Total

 

19739

Grand Total

 

191456

END.

11 March 2019 - NW267

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

a) (i)

Department

(a)(ii)

(b)

National Department of Health

16 for Good and Services

5

 

7 for Construction

7

Total

23

12

(ii)

Entity

(a)(ii)

(b)

Office of Health Standard Compliance

5

5

Council for Medical Schemes

6

6

South African Medical Research Council

12

6

National Health Laboratory Service

88

82

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

None

None

Total

111

99

END.

11 March 2019 - NW317

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the total number of public healthcare facilities that were operational in each province as at 1 February 2019 and (b) what type of facility is each?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regard.

a) Table 1.

Province

Total Number of Public Health Facilities

Eastern Cape

1083

Free State

401

Gauteng

588

KwaZulu-Natal

1003

Limpopo

700

Mpumalanga

422

Northern Cape

305

North West

427

Western Cape

577

b) Table 2

Province

Clinic

Community Day Centre

Community Health Centre

District hospital

EMS Station

Health Post

Mobile Service units

National Central Hospital

Provincial Tertiary Hospital

Regional Hospital

Satellite Clinic

Special Clinic

Specialised Chronic Hospital

Specialised hospital

Specialised Orthopaedic hospital

Specialised Psychiatric Hospital

Specialised TB Hospital

Step Down Facility

Eastern Cape

728

 

41

65

85

 

128

1

3

5

10

1

1

 

1

4

10

 

Free State

212

 

10

25

68

 

76

1

1

4

 

1

 

 

 

1

2

 

Gauteng

328

6

33

12

123

12

46

4

3

9

5

1

 

3

 

3

 1

 

KwaZulu-Natal

606

 

22

39

72

8

211

2

3

13

8

3

2

1

 

6

8

 

Limpopo

454

 

26

30

56

 

123

 -

2

5

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

Mpumalanga

239

 

56

23

8

 

80

 -

2

3

2

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

Northern Cape

127

 

33

11

47

15

33

 -

1

1

34

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

North West

263

 

46

13

20

7

66

 -

2

3

2

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

Western Cape

195

61

10

33

54

12

111

2

1

5

70

5

 

 

 

4

6

8

END.

11 March 2019 - NW318

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of each type of public healthcare facilities will be opened and closed for 2019 in each province?

Reply:

Honourable Member I am at a total loss what this question is looking for. What is meant by opening and closing facilities for 2019? Please explain so that I am able to answer.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW316

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of vacancies that opened in the public health sector in 2019 in terms of each occupation and in each province?

Reply:

In 2019, the provinces were trying to fill the 5 300 posts mentioned in the stimulus package and placement of 9 797 newly qualified health professionals into internship or community service posts.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW414

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What were the reasons that informed the recent non-remuneration of (a) medical interns and (b) medical officers employed by the State at the end of January 2019; (2) has the problem been resolved; if not, why not; if so, how?

Reply:

1. The problem affected interns and not medical officers and it happened mostly in Gauteng. It was an administrative problem of not capturing employees on persal in time for payments.

2. Yes.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW129

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

No expenditure was incurred by the Department of Health for the travel privileges of former Ministers and/or Deputy Ministers and their spouses or late spouses during the period in question.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW12

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What are the details of the guidelines that have been issued by the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority in respect of greenhouse requirements for the granting of a medical cannabis licence and (b) is there a limit on the amount of medicinal cannabis that can be (i) grown, (ii) cultivated and (iii) manufactured in terms of current licencing regulations?

Reply:

a) Granting of the cultivation license of cannabis for medicinal use in SA is not limited to greenhouse cultivation. Cultivation can take place in various settings either, indoor or outdoor. The applicant should meet the good agricultural practices as determined by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) for food producing plants intended for human consumption. Measures to be considered during cultivation include but are not limited to:

• Soil and fertilizer or alternative growth medium/ substrate

• The reliance on irrigation

• The appropriate use of approved herbicides and pesticides

The applicant should ensure that crop integrity is maintained. This will ensure the correct quality control and identification of specific marker compounds at pre-determined concentrations for the Cannabis species. The applicant should ensure that cross-pollination of outdoor crops or where an enclosed air filtration system is not present have appropriate minimisation strategies in place. Furthermore, volunteer plants or rogue plants should be eradicated to ensure that the permitted crop size is not contaminated.

Security arrangements deployed at the proposed site will form an integral part of the conditions to be considered prior to the SAHPRA licence being issued and the Department of Health permit being granted. In addition, manufacturing of the products must be done in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applicable to medicines which are further described in the SAHPRA Guideline, Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Medicines in South Africa. Applicants are invited to scrutinise specifically Annexure 7 which deals with the agricultural aspects relating to the production of starting materials derived from a plant.

(b) No limit has been determined yet. The applicant has to state in the application the size of the land to be cultivated which is linked to the off take agreement which have to be in place between the applicant and their customers. The customers will also be assessed for the suitability of handling the product.

The quantity required by the applicant as reflected in the off take agreements will then be used to determine the country requirements of medicinal cannabis which will eventually be used to feed into the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) quota. INCB is an international body responsible for the control of narcotics and psychotropic substances which are required for therapeutic and research purposes.

END.

11 March 2019 - NW234

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether he will furnish Dr S S Thembekwayo with a list of all staff nurses who were promoted to professional nurses at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal in each year in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017; if so, (2) (a) what was the (i) name and (ii) gender of each of the specified staff nurses, (b) on what date was each nurse interviewed for promotion and (c) on what basis was each nurse promoted; (3) whether each specified nurse completed bridging courses; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

1. Yes.

2. (a) and (b) See Annexure A attached.

3. See Annexure A attached.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3800

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether his department made any changes to the draft National Health Insurance Bill after the Bill was Gazetted on 21 June 2018; if so, (a) what changes, (b) will these changes be made public and (c) will his department reopen the public submissions period to allow for input on the revised draft National Health Insurance Bill; (2) whether he consulted (a) the Minister of Finance and/or (b) other Treasury officials (i) before 21 June 2018, (ii) between 21 June and 20 September 2018 and (iii) after 21 September 2018?

Reply:

These details will be revealed when the Bill is referred to Parliament. The Honourable Member seems to be jumping the gun.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3802

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

With regard to the reported changes to the draft National Health Insurance Bill, has Government made the decision to (a) make private healthcare obsolete and/or (b) remove key functions and funding from provincial health departments?

Reply:

Why does the Honourable Member want to know the details of a Bill that is still to be presented to Parliament. May the Honourable Member please be patient.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3903

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Department of Health implemented Resolution 1 of 2012 on 01 August 2012. One hundred and twenty-four (124) Assistant Director posts were upgraded from salary level 9 to salary level 10 and ninety-seven (97) Deputy Director posts were upgraded from salary level 11 to salary level 12.

With regards to the entities, the following table reflects the information in this regard:

Table 1.

Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC)

All Assistant Directors and Deputy Directors within the OHSC are appointed on salary level 10 and 12 respectively.

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)

Not Applicable – Covered under the National Department of Health’s response.

National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS)

Not Applicable. The entities use the Patterson Grading System thus not affected by the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution.

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

 

Council For Medical Schemes (CMS)

 

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3577

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Health

Whether he has been informed of the alleged existence of a directive by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health which purports to restrict all 100 registrar doctor positions to persons of the black race; if so, (a) on what legal provisions does he rely for justifying the directive and (b) does the directive still stand?

Reply:

No, I have not been informed of such a directive.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3697

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What stakeholders were consulted in the drafting of the National Health Insurance Bill, (b) what are the names of each stakeholder and (c) what form did the consultation take; (2) whether the suggestions and/or contributions by the stakeholders were included in the Bill in question; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

This Bill is still to be presented to Parliament with this relevant information. The Honourable Member seems to be jumping the gun.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3801

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Why did the acting Director-General in the Department of Health, Yogan Pillay, sign off the revised draft National Health Insurance Bill instead of Director General Precious Matsoso; (2) what role did (a) he, in his capacity as Minister, and (b) a certain person (name and details furnished) play in the re-formulation of the draft National Health Insurance Bill following the publication of the Bill in the Government Gazette on 21 June 2018?

Reply:

(1) The Acting Director-General assumes all the responsibilities of the Director-General in terms of Section 32 of the Public Service Act. The Acting Director-General signed the revised Draft Bill after due consideration of its contents.

(2) (a)-(b) Prof Olive Shisana co-ordinates the War-Room on the National Health Insurance, which facilitates the resolution of areas that require inter-departmental concurrence. This approach results in a more rapid concurrence.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3890

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Health

What number of new additional ambulances is his department planning to allocate for the use of each provincial health department in 2019?

Reply:

The National Department of Health does not allocate ambulances to provinces. The provinces themselves budget and purchase ambulances according to the availability of their resources. The table below shows the situation per province.

Table 1.

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF AMBULANCES

Eastern Cape

142

Free State

50

Gauteng

200

KwaZulu-Natal

67

Limpopo

50

Mpumalanga

17

North West

60

Northern Cape

30

Western Cape

There have been no additional ambulances allocated for 2019. The replacement schedule is determined through government garage on an ad hoc basis.

 

END.

03 January 2019 - NW3602

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health

How does his department intend to improve the turnaround time for blood and alcohol toxicology tests which remain a concern?

Reply:

1. Blood Alcohol

We have made a huge progress in terms of improving output as well as turnaround time in Blood Alcohol. A total of 324,649 samples were for the period 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2018 for blood alcohol ante mortem. For blood alcohol post mortem, 76,922 were tested samples for the same period. The improvement is a result of the replacement of old equipment and working overtime because volumes of samples are still increasing.

2. Toxicology

In the area of Toxicology, we have embarked on a combination of interventions as this is one of the areas where progress has been slow as a result of lack of specific targeting of which compounds should be tested for, i.e South Africa’s blue-5kg approach. The interventions are as follows:

a) At a meeting with the Forensic Pathologist we agreed that we will embark on using a targeted approach to Toxicology analysis. The work for this started in 2017 where a list of forensically significant compounds was implemented for routine testing, where the compounds cannot be specified by the Pathologist. To achieve the above the Forensic Chemistry Laboratories have developed instrumental methods for this approach, and validation of compounds of which Certified Reference Materials are available, have been completed.

Some compounds are still in the process of procurement. Once all these compounds have been received, this approach can be fully implemented in these three FCL’s.

b) Parallel to the above process the Criminal Justice System Reform committee has assisted the laboratories with a national audit of police dockets and mortuary files in order to determine which backlogged cases still require prosecution. During a third full audit of all outstanding cases during 2016 and 2017, they have provided the FCLs with a list of cases with SAPS CAS numbers where prosecution, and thus analysis, is still required. Some cases on the list have been completed before 31 March 2017 and we now have a verified list used as the baseline list to monitor performance.

The Forensic Chemistry Laboratories analyse cases from the verified list, newly received cases to prevent them from becoming backlogged (as all have these samples have CAS numbers), as well as prioritisation of all urgent request from Pathologists, Court Cases and insurance matters.

c) Four tenders for the procurement of additional capital equipment (for the targeted approach to Toxicology analysis) to replace old and redundant analytical equipment at the FCL’s in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

d) Overtime is also applied and its combination with additional equipment will assist in improving the turnaround times in Toxicology analysis.

END.

03 January 2019 - NW2739

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the number of hospitals with broken or dysfunctional ophthalmology equipment in each province and (b) how is surgery affected in each instance?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member please specify what Opthalmology equipment she is referring to. There are many types of what can be referred to as Opthalmology equipment.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3606

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

How is the Integrated School Health Programme dealing with teen pregnancy?

Reply:

The Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) is dealing with teen pregnancy by delivering age appropriate health education on sexual and reproductive health services for learners in and out of schools, and at every contact or session they make with young people, aged 10-24 years.

The ISHP Task Team has developed a standard operating procedure (SOP) to complement the current onsite services provided in schools by including a basket of sexual reproductive health services in schools.

The package include:

  • Menstrual Health education
  • Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) screening
  • Provision of condoms (male & female) to ensure dual protection to the sexually active learners
  • Oral contraceptives,
  • Injectables (2 months and 3 months),
  • Intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCD)
  • Sub-dermal contraceptive (Implanon)
  • choice on Termination of pregnancy (cTOP)
  • Pregnancy testing, early detection of pregnancy and appropriate referrals either for ante natal care services (ANC) or for choice termination of pregnancy
  • Continuous psycho-social support

END.

03 December 2018 - NW3603

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health

Is there a cancer control policy in the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Breast Cancer Prevention and Control and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control policies are available, signed off by the Minister of Health in June 2017. In addition the following documents were also approved:

  • The National Cancer Strategic Framework 2017 - 2022, (October 2017); and
  • National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care 2017 - 2022 (April 2017).

Both policy documents were disseminated to all the nine Provinces by the end of December 2017.

END.

03 December 2018 - NW2903

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What number of (a) psychiatrists are employed at Mbizweni Psychiatric Hospital in Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal and (b) patients are admitted at the hospital; (2) (a) are all sanitation facilities at the hospital fully functional and (b) on what date were the facilities last inspected?

Reply:

1. (a) There is one sessional Psychiatrist covering two days a week starting on 01 November 2018. It has been very difficult to attract full-time specialists to this rural hospital;

(b) The Hospital is a 320-bedded facility and currently has 219 in-patients;

2. (a) Yes, sanitation facilities in the Hospital are fully functional. However, frequent interruption of water supply from the municipality is experienced for a day or two, twice a week;

(b) Inspection and testing of the water, both running and in reservoir tanks is done on a quarterly basis, the last one having been done in August 2018

END.