MEDIA ADVISORY

To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Wednesday, 02 February 2022

Health Minister Phaahla visits Eastern Cape health facilities and vaccination sites

Pretoria: The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, will tomorrow (Thursday, 03 February) visit the Eastern Cape to monitor the province`s health service delivery and COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.

Minister Phaahla and Deputy Minister Dhlomo will be joined by the Eastern Cape Premier Mr Oscar Mabuyane and MEC for Health Ms Nomakhosazana Meth on a site visit and walk-about at vaccination sites and health facilities around Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, and interact with both health care workers and clients.

PART 1: MEETING WITH MINISTER, PREMIER & MEC TO DISCUSS ON EX-MINERS COMPENSATION
Venue: Council Chamber, Vuyisile Mini Square City Hall
Time: 9h00 – 11h00

PART 2: VISIT TO VACCINATION SITE
Venue: KaMaqxaki High School
Time: 11h00 – 12h30

PART 3: HANDOVER OF PAEDIATRIC UNIT BY CHAI FOUNDATION
Venue: Dora Nginza Hospital
Time: 12h30 – 13h30

PART 4: BRIEFING ON THE STATE OF HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE PROVINCE
Venue: Dora Nginza Hospital
Time: 13h30 – 15h00

For more information, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
National Health Department
Media Relations
Cell: 072 4323792
Foster.mohale@health.gov.za

Doctor Tshwale
MLO – Health Minister
National Health Department
Cell: 063 657 8487
Doctor.Tshwale@health.gov.za

Mr Mkhululi Ndamase
MLO – Health MEC
Eastern Cape Health Department
Cell: 071 851 8338