Dr Kenneth Leonard Jacobs

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Kenneth Leonard Jacobs

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  • Department’s plan of action to findings and recommendations of SIU Digital Vibes Report ; with Minister 1 Oct 2021

    The Chairperson said that the present meeting had been scheduled following the release of the report of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on its investigation into the Digital Vibes contracts. Parliament was currently in recess in the run-up to the local elections on 1 November. The House Chairperson had given ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 19 10 Sep 2021

    The Chairperson gave brief opening remarks. He stated that to date the Committee had heard from various organisations on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. Three organisations would be presenting oral presentations during the meeting; the Committee would then adopt four sets of minutes from past meetings.
  • Vaccine roll-out programme & acquisition, with Minister 9 Sep 2021

    The Chairperson noted that with increased vaccination of the population, it would result in decongestion of the hospitals. It was clear from the figures shown that people who were vaccinated, even after receiving only one dose, had a lesser chance of landing up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He ...
  • SAHPRA on Covid-19 vaccine licensing, vaccine efficacy rates and on latest vaccine research; Report on oversight to KZN & Gauteng to assess recent unrest 1 Sep 2021

    The Chairperson made brief opening remarks. He stated that there were two items on the agenda for the meeting, namely the briefing by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and the adoption of the oversight visit reports from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng. He noted that there would be ...
  • Election of Chairperson; NHI: public hearings day 18 31 Aug 2021

    The Chairperson thanked the Secretary for the clear election process and the work she had done for the Committee. He thanked the Acting Chairperson, Mr Munyai, for the work he had done over the previous weeks. This had included leading the successful oversight visits to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng.
  • Election of Chairperson; NHI: public hearings day 18 31 Aug 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) nominated Dr K Jacobs (ANC). Dr Jacobs was the most qualified Member of the Committee and possessed more than six degrees in medicine. He had demonstrated his hard work to the Committee.
  • Vaccine roll-out programme & acquisition, with Minister & Deputy 24 Aug 2021

    Dr K Jacobs (ANC) noted that the vaccination roll-out was a dynamic process, new targets were set at different times. It was good to see how the Department and Ministry could move according to the needs that arose. The hope was to get the population vaccinated, especially the minimum target ...
  • Committee Minutes 4 Aug 2021

    Dr K Jacobs (ANC) stated that these Minutes should not be adopted in the meeting. The correct wording would need to be captured – thus it could not be amended and adopted in the meeting. He had raised points in the 4 June meeting on Section 3 of the Constitution, ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 17 28 Jul 2021

    Dr K Jacobs (ANC) said the impression he got was that until there were satisfactory results from NHI pilot studies, the Foundation was suggesting that government should not pursue measures for equitable access to quality healthcare services for South Africans. Was that its position? The Foundation had suggested that there ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 16 27 Jul 2021

    Dr K Jacobs (ANC) commented that the BPIA was a group of black persons who had grouped together to form an association in the hope that they would be able to advance their business and opportunities in an environment that had been constrained by previous laws. Those laws made it ...