Mpumalanga Health Department should learn from WC Health Department’s best practices

The following motion was delivered in the legislature today (on the 21st of May 2015) by DA Chief Whip Jane Sithole MPL.

Hon. Speaker, I rise to deliver a motion without notice on behalf of the Democratic Alliance.

The DA believes that quality healthcare is crucial to the well-being and dignity of all South Africans.

Noting Hon. Speaker that The Public Services Commission (PSC) announced its findings this week following an inspection on district hospitals and clinics around the country regarding the availability of medicines, medical equipment and general conditions.

Hon. Speaker, the DA in Mpumalanga is proud that the DA-run Western Cape Provincial Health Department fared best at its announced and unannounced inspections by the Public Services Commission (PSC).

What prides us even more is the fact that the Public Services Commission (PSC) found that the Western Cape Health Department distribution system (Cape Medical Depot) to be highly effective with the transportation of medical supplies.

I move that this house:

Congratulate the Western Cape Health Department for outperforming other provinces, especially on the Management of medicines, which includes the timely delivery of ordered medical stock.

Furthermore we must also congratulate the Western Cape Health Department for implementing 100% of the Public Services Commission (PSC) recommendations from 2009.

Again congratulations must be given to the Western Cape Health Department for ensuring that all health care facilities across that province are up to standard and that the delivery of medicines is timely.

In addition, Hon Speaker, this house must commend the Western Cape Health Department for regularly keeping buffer stock to ensure zero shortages of medicines.

I so move.