MEDIA ADVISORY

To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Health Minister to conduct oversight visit to Mpumalanga

Pretoria: The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will this week (Thursday,29 and Friday,30 September) visit Mpumalanga Province as part of the department`s provincial support visit programme to monitor the state of healthcare service delivery and make necessary  interventions.

Minister Phaahla will be joined by Mpumalanga MEC for Health Ms Sasekani Manzini and  accompanied by a team of senior officials, health programme managers and technical experts
during this two-day visit which includes a site-visit to health facilities and engagements with various stakeholders around Emalahleni in the Nkangala District.

Minister will on Friday morning, hold a media briefing on the impact of loadshedding on the  provision of health services and present the government`s intervention measures to mitigate this impact.

Details of the visit and media briefing are as follows:

Briefing on the State of healthcare services in Mpumalanga (Closed session)
Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Venue: The Ridge Southern Sun Hotel, Witbank
Time: 14h00

Virtual Media Briefing on loadshedding and Intervention Measures
Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Time: 08h00
Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88313588458?pwd=eVIwamZkRGc2RExWdTcxdFVyUTNzdz09
Webinar ID: 883 1358 8458 Passcode: 428209

Site-visit to health facilities and engagement with stakeholder
Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Venue: Witbank Hospital, Klarinet Community Health Centre and Beatty Clinic.
Time: 09h30 – 16h00

For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
Departmental Spokesperson
National Health Department
0724323792
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