MEDIA ADVISORY

To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Health Minister to visit Gauteng Health Facilities

Pretoria: Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla will tomorrow (Thursday, 01 September)
conduct a site-visit to Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital in Atteridgeville, to assess
the impact of the current sporadic protests on access to health services.

The Department cautions against any individual or organisations whose actions pose
threat on the lives of health workers and patients, and working closely with the law
enforcement agencies will act accordingly.

The Department reiterates a call by government to condemn actions of those
preventing people from accessing health facilities based on nationality, colour of their
skin and the language they speak.

Members of the members are invited to join the visit as follows:

Date:      Thursday, 01 September 2022
Time:      10h00
Venue:    Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital, Atteridgeville – Pretoria

For more information and media queries, please contact:

Foster Mohale
Spokesperson: National Department of Health
Mobile: 072 432 3792
Foster.mohale@health.gov.za

Mr Doctor Tshwale
Media Liaison Officer for Health Minister
National Health Department
063 657 8487
Doctor.Tshwale@health.gov.za