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Intervention team assigned to provide support to health services in Frances Baard

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The Department of Health has assigned an intervention team from the provincial health office to provide support to health facilities in the Frances Baard district

The MEC for the Department of Health Maruping Lekwene. Picture: Danie van der Lith Picture: Danie van der Lith

THE DEPARTMENT of Health has assigned an intervention team from the provincial health office to provide support to health services in the Frances Baard district to strengthen and speed up service delivery.

Spokesperson for the MEC for Health Lebogang Majaha on Sunday said the Connie Vorster district hospital, Pampierstad community health centre (CHC), Jan Kempdorp CHC, Warrenton CHC, Sakhile clinic, Galeshewe Day Hospital, Valspan clinic, Professor ZK Matthews district hospital and Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital would receive additional assistance.

“Immediate solutions to improve the delivery of health services include the immediate appointment of 16 sessional nurses as well as fast-tracking the permanent appointments of 30 nurses and four medical officers.”

He added that appointments that were finalised at Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital included five pharmacists, six radiographers, seven medical officers, three medical and orthotic officers, three specialists and two managers for therapeutic services and quality assurance.

“A provincial advert will soon be placed soon for the recruitment of 249 permanent support staff ranging from housekeeper supervisors, laundry supervisors, cleaners, porters, general assistants, drivers, registry clerks, food services aids, administrative clerks, mortuary assistants, artisans, human resource and supply chain management staff.”

He added that interventions were put in place to meet staffing needs and retain health workers in the province.

“All district managers are empowered with financial delegations for the procurement of essential services.”

Majaha stated that there was sufficient stock at the medical depot.

“The stock visibility system monitors and issues an alert when stock levels are low so that additional orders can be placed.”

He reminded communities that the department was currently working on the digitisation of the call centres.

“In the event of an emergency, the public is encouraged to still make use of the 112 and 10117 emergency numbers. In addition, the numbers 087 759 2154 for Frances Baard, John Taolo Gaetsewe and Pixley ka seme region and 087 759 2153 can be dialled for those residing in the Pixley ka seme and ZF Mgcawu districts.”

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