2019-w37 - 09 July 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo 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 from the Minister of Health on 9 Jul 2019

(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

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2019-w756 - 18 April 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo 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 from the Minister of Health on 18 Apr 2019

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 ...

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2019-w440 - 15 April 2019

Anchen Margaretha Dreyer to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply from the Minister of Health on 15 Apr 2019

Adults: Women – 41%

Men – 11%

Children: 2 to 14 years – Girls – 7.1%

2 to 14 years – Boys – 4.7%

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2019-w811 - 15 April 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Health

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

Reply from the Minister of Health on 15 Apr 2019

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.

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2019-w755 - 15 April 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo 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 from the Minister of Health on 15 Apr 2019

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 ...

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2019-w763 - 15 April 2019

Elsabe Natasha Ntlangwini 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 from the Minister of Health on 15 Apr 2019

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 ...

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2019-w510 - 15 April 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo 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 from the Minister of Health on 15 Apr 2019

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 ...
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2019-w444 - 09 April 2019

Michael Waters 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 from the Minister of Health on 9 Apr 2019

(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 ...

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2019-w677 - 09 April 2019

John Henry Steenhuisen 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 from the Minister of Health on 9 Apr 2019

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 ...

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2019-w664 - 09 April 2019

William Mothipa Madisha 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 from the Minister of Health on 9 Apr 2019

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 ...

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