Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Health Spokesman
The Gauteng Health Department is more than three months late in paying at least 13 mental health organisations mostly based in Johannesburg.
This is putting immense pressure on these worthy organisations that look after hundreds of mentally disabled people.
Mental health NGO’s have been told that their grant payments are not being paid because the new service agreements they submitted four months ago have not been signed by the Head of Department.
There are problems every year with payments to NGOs, which causes great distress.
It is horribly unfair that the Department is failing to assist very vulnerable people who are totally dependent on others for their survival and care.