MEDIA ADVISORY

To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Monday, 18 April 2022

Health Minister visits KwaZulu-Natal Health facilities

Pretoria: Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will tomorrow (Tuesday, 19 April) visit the province of KwaZulu-Natal to assess the impact of the recent heavy rains on the health system in eThekwini District.

Minister Phaahla will be accompanied by Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, MEC for Health Ms Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu and Senior departmental officials on a site-visit to a number of health facilities affected by floods.

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2022
09h30: Briefing of Minister and the delegation at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, CEO’s Boardroom
10h30: Walk-about at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Umlazi
12h00: Walk-about at Inanda Newtown-A Community Health Centre to inspect the extent of infrastructure damage
13h30: Walkabout at Amaoti Community Hall to oversee Health service delivery for displaced Community members.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Doctor Tshwale
MLO – Health Minister
National Health Department
Cell: 063 657 8487

Mr Mdu Ncalale
MLO – Health MEC
KwaZulu-Natal Health Department
Cell: 076 292 6535