Health minister wants service overhaul
Pretoria - Public health institutions require several interventions to turn around primary health care provision, the health minister said on Thursday.
Addressing a forum in Pretoria, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi said national government had come up with several interventions working together with local authorities.
"In this weekend's newspapers you are going to see advertisements for at least 92 hospital CEOs [chief executive officers].
"We want to ensure that we have the right people with the right skills and experience in our hospitals."
He said 20 staff from his department had trained in the United Kingdom and would be deployed as hospital inspectors.
"They are now back and itching to be unleashed to inspect our public institutions," said Motsoaledi.
He said the thrust of the National Health Insurance model was to empower health authorities, at district level, to make more significant decisions than they did in the past.