Health minister wants service overhaul

2012-02-23 19:04

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.

  • Bomb - 2012-02-23 19:42

    HHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA,.....HAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA,.........its such a circus....haaaaaaaaaaahahahaha,..........o fk sakes,..hahahahaaaahahahahaha........hahahahaha.....we had such a good health system......haaaaaahahahah,....

  • Irene - 2012-02-23 20:01

    What a joke! How long is it going to take before these fools realise they can't run a bath, let alone a country? How long must be put up with this BS?

  • Ben - 2012-02-23 20:08

    The damage has been done. How long has he been minister of health and what did his predecessor do to earn his massive salary.

  • lhfick - 2012-02-24 07:26

    Things were reasonable until a lady with a degree in zoology, that was obtained in Moscow, was appointed minister of health. Instead of helping her people by improving and maintaining an infrastructure that was in place. She decided to bring every medical aid to its knees. Now they want to give her a go at being the head of the AU. If this should happen the whole of Africa`s poor is in a bad place with me.

  • Cast53 - 2012-02-24 08:04

    This should have been done years ago, but just like our roads they wait for it to be destroyed before they take any action.

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