NHLS strategy to deal with Covid-19 test results and backlogs; Life Healthcare Group & Netcare on state of readiness for Covid-19
10 Jun 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) asked for clarity on why the NHLS have excluded the Northern Cape in the distribution of PCR equipment. How does the NHLS’s strategy to prioritise who gets tested relate to their efforts to upscale the number of tests being done?
Health Budget: Committee Report; Ministry/Department of Health on Covid-19 update
28 May 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) welcomed the Committee Report on the Budget Vote and said that the ANC supports the budget allocation and the recommendations made.
Department of Health 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
20 May 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) welcomed the presentation and said she was concerned about the strategy developed for Programme 6. She asked why the budget is so low for primary healthcare facilities, especially as primary healthcare is the face of the healthcare sector. She asked how far DoH is in addressing ...
Department of Health Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Budget: AGSA analysis and assessment
13 May 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) asked if the AGSA gave the management in the Department a turnaround timeframe in which to implement the former’s recommendations.
COVID-19 Update: Minister of Health briefing
10 Apr 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) thanked the Minister, his team, the MECs and the Chairperson for their work. Her questions concerned PPE and worker safety, food parcels and water tanks, and temporary shelter for the homeless. She asked the Minister to look into providing water tanks to areas which require them.
Healthcare Market Inquiry Report: briefing by Competition Commissioner
11 Mar 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) noted that the HMI was due to begin in January 2014 and end on 30 November 2015, but was extended to 30 September 2019 due to a variety of reasons including limited availability of technical resources. The HMI had provided just one reason for this delay ...
Minister of Health on response to Coronavirus outbreak; National Health Insurance Pilot Districts Evaluation Report: DoH briefing
4 Mar 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) welcomed the report by the Minister and commended DoH for their work. Another mechanism to spread information was through campaigns. There were environmental practitioners who went to schools and educated scholars about hygiene and preventative measures as well as volunteers from the Department of Health who ...
CCOD, OHSC & SAHPRA on their Mandates & Annual Performance Plans 2019/20
4 Sep 2019
Ms A Gela (ANC) needed clarity about the people who were residing in areas that were affected by dust coming from the mines. Sometimes the dust was seen coming from the ground like smoke. Mines would say they had a social labour plan and promise the community things, some of ...
NHI Bill [B11-2019]: Minister’s briefing; Council for Medical Schemes mandate & Annual Performance Plan
29 Aug 2019
Ms A Gela (ANC) said that, as a person coming from local government who understood the role of health services in the community, she appreciated the Bill. What would be the role of local government in the implementation of the NHI? What about other facilities that were still under municipalities ...
Legacy Report; Overview of Health Sector: Department briefing
28 Aug 2019
Ms A Gela (ANC) thanked the Secretary for the presentation and said it put things into perspective. She wanted to follow up on the outstanding matters. These matters need to be relooked at so that they can be taken forward. On the oversight visits of the previous Committee, she asked ...
Department of Health 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
4 Jul 2019
When the meeting reconvened, Ms A Gela (ANC) asked about the progress of the bill for the regulation of traditional practitioners. Regarding teenage pregnancy, prevention was important. The presentation yesterday had shown that there was a challenge and an increase. She therefore suggested the Department should send out a message ...