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Administrator to help solve health crisis

By Lerato Moeketse | Dec 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 10 ]

AN ADMINISTRATOR will be appointed before the end of the month to help solve the Gauteng health department's financial problems.

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane yesterday insisted that the appointment does not mean that the department has been placed under administration.

She said the department has had problems with paying suppliers and a shortage of staff.

Mokonyane, MEC for health Hope Papo and finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe held a press briefing to announce a radical turnaround plan to improve health services in the province. The plan's focus will be on logistics, hospital management, human resources, financial management and communications.

"A key focus area is on electro-mechanical equipment including lifts, generators and chillers. We have made considerable progress in this regard since last year, including the replacement of 31 lifts, seven boilers, 10 standby generators and 30 chillers. New laundry equipment was supplied for the Dunswart laundry and Masakhane laundry at the end of November," Mokonyane said.

Supply chain management staff will be vetted and a health economist has been appointed to ensure value for money. Mokonyane did not say how much this would cost, but the plan will run until 2014.

COMMENTS [ 10 ]

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Wow nice pic Nomvula Mokonyane, wow again!!

Dec 11, 2012 8:57 | 0 replies

cornelius
But surely the MEC for Health must be fired ? Why must we taxpayers pay her a massive salary if she cannot do the job ? Does the ANC not understand the concept that if a person cannot do a job he/she must not be in that position ?
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But surely that is taking a simplistic view on situation which is more involved than that. How will firing the MEC resolve the staff shortage crisis?

Dec 13, 2012 11:20 | 0 replies

PharePhare
I don't like that woman, she failed Shurbart Park people
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Ehe; and how did she fail them?

Dec 13, 2012 11:19 | 0 replies

But surely the MEC for Health must be fired ? Why must we taxpayers pay her a massive salary if she cannot do the job ? Does the ANC not understand the concept that if a person cannot do a job he/she must not be in that position ?

Dec 12, 2012 11:13 | 0 replies

I don't like that woman, she failed Shurbart Park people

Dec 11, 2012 12:24 | 0 replies

I wish we had elections every year, because election time promt even a stupid Mayor to work 24/7

Dec 11, 2012 11:30 | 0 replies

shame how long must we t.olerate p.oor and i.ncompetent officials and a.dministration from top leaders,the s.logan is no more helping THE PEAPLE SHALL GOVERN was just a m.icky m.ouse s.tatement from b.anana r.epublic.ppl will fo ever care much about their o.wn i.ntrest cos M.ONEY m.otivate them

Dec 11, 2012 9:52 | 0 replies

Lord-Have-Mercy
Wow nice pic Nomvula Mokonyane, wow again!!
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And your point Sir being?

Dec 11, 2012 8:58 | 0 replies

Another department which failed poor people. It is very sad indeed, to see that incompetence and cluelessness is still order of the day in ANC goverment. We really needs a renewed ANC after Mangaung to vexed out the all the paralysis that are eschewing the very fibre of service delivery.

Dec 11, 2012 8:58 | 0 replies

At the beginning of the year the country was promised that "vacancies would be filled, blah, blah, blah." It is not acceptable to appoint an administrator (at an astronomical cost not budgeted for), and not make appointments of people who can be held accountable.

Dec 13, 2012 1:50 | 0 replies