Mrs Hildah Sizakele Msweli

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Hildah Sizakele Msweli

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  • Closing Down Of Mccord Hospital (Member's Statement) 19 Sep 2013

    Deputy Speaker, on Friday, the 104-year-old McCord Hospital is set to close, mainly because negotiations between the provincial health department and the board of the hospital have failed.

    The reduction in funding, specifically when the department refused to renew the annual subsidy to the hospital, has now forced the hospital ...

  • Health Crisis In South Africa Getting Worse (Member's Statement) 12 Sep 2013

    Hon Speaker, the health crisis in the country is getting worse. The lack of medical equipment and supplies, especially in rural areas, continues to ensure that many members of society suffer because they lack access to basic health care. The other fundamental problem is the lack of health professionals in ...

  • Treatment Of Women In The Workplace (Member's Statement) 22 Aug 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, the month of August marks the celebration of Women's Month with the women's parliament having taken place this week. The month represents an opportunity for our country to mark the great strides that women have taken and continue to take in the quest for women ...

  • Nonpayment Of Rent By Provincial Health Department Results In Collapse Of Health Services In Lusikisiki (Member's Statement) 6 Jun 2013

    Hon Speaker, the Lusikisiki Village Clinic in the Eastern Cape was once housed in a safe and secure building in the town of Lusikisiki, responsible for looking after the health needs of about 8 000 people each month.

    However, the Eastern Cape health department has not paid rent for that ...

  • Appropriation Bill 16 May 2013

    Hon Chairperson, Outcome 12(b) of the Department of Arts and Culture's strategic plan for 2012-13 states that the department wants to help bring about an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship. With the introduction of the Mzansi Golden Economy and its idealistic strategy of creating 5 million jobs within ...

  • Appropriation Bill 15 May 2013

    In some of these hospitals, ventilation is so poor that there is a major probability that people with TB will infect others as there is no fresh air coming into these wards. This defeats the plan to reduce the burden of TB, because instead of people getting better, they get ...

  • Appropriation Bill 15 May 2013

    Hon Chair, "a long and healthy life for all South Africans" is one of the outcomes that the Department of Health aims to fulfil, and we all want to support such an ideal. But over the years, it seems the health situation in our country has seemingly grown worse by ...

  • The Deputy President: 24 Apr 2013

    Hon Speaker and hon Deputy President, how do we expect to attain zero new HIV infections when the state of hospitals and clinics is so dismal that they become places that breed infections instead of stopping them, and messages of safe sex and better health have not succeeded in changing ...

  • Mental Health Care Amendment Bill (Second Reading Debate) 19 Mar 2013

    Chair, this amending Bill brings many necessary and timely changes to the Mental Health Act of 2002. The delegation of powers by the director-general to officials in the national Department of Health is very welcome, and it is hoped that these officials will carry out their new responsibilities with zeal ...

  • Imminent Closure Of Pongola Hospital (Member's Statement) 5 Mar 2013

    Hon Speaker, at the end of this month the Pongola Hospital situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal will close down. This will be because the financial subsidy they have been receiving from the government has been cut off. This will result not only in 43 hospital staff members losing their jobs, but ...