NHI public hearings: planning session
2 Sep 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) appreciated the work done by the officials in the parliamentary support staff. Extra resources and people were needed to carry on with the work done as the submission was huge especially the emailed and hand-written submissions. For the Committee and parliamentary support staff to make sure ...
Health Budget: Committee Report; Medical Research Council on impact of alcohol on Health Services
15 Jul 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) welcomed the Report’s recommendations, stating that it addressed many of the issues the Committee had noted during the hospital visits, particularly infrastructure development. The ANC endorsed the Report, and asked that the Department accelerate its implementation.
Department of Health on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan
8 Jul 2020
Ms A Gela (ANC) thanked DoH for the presentation. The ANC moves to support the budget as allocated. She noted the recent oversight visits to hospitals in Gauteng province. Concerns were raised during these visits which included the shortage of staff due to COVID-19 infections. DoH has employed temporary backup ...
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 ...