More than R55 billion allocated to health services

Department of Health 09/03/2020 - 11:32



​Gauteng Health Communications

Healthcare in Gauteng is under pressure due to the increase in the population as a result of in-migration, with 71 per cent of the population now relying on public health facilities, said Gauteng MEC for Finance, Ms

Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko during the presentation of the 2020/21 Provincial budget.

 

Gauteng Provincial Government continues to spend in improving efficiencies in the existing health platform by amongst other things, investing in the physical improvement of health facilities, as well as training and supporting health professionals to maintain the improvement in life expectancy and overall experience of patients utilising these facilities.

 

Over the 2020 MTEF, there will be continued focus on: 

• Improving the performance of facilities to meet the National Health Standards (staff attitudes and morale,waiting times, and minimised litigation), for which an amount of R24.4 billion is directed

 

• Ensuring that community health care centres provide 24-hour services to the public, and R3.4 billion is set aside for this intervention over the MTEF

 

• The fight against HIV and AIDS and the attainment of the 90-90-90 targets -90 per cent of people know their HIV status, 90 per cent of those who are infected are on treatment and 90 per cent of those who are on treatment have improved to the point where their viral load is suppressed. A total of R8.7 billion has been allocated over the MTEF.​



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