Western Cape MEC of Health
Nomafrench Mbombo says issues such as the burden of diseases is one of the main
challenges that her department will be tackling in her time.
MEC Mbombo says burning issues in the province
include the waiting times, shortage of chronic medication and staff attitudes.
In the province 74 percent of the total
population of 6.1 million people rely on public services and there has been an
increase of 2 percent in terms of people using the services.
Tomorrow we hearing the National Minister of
Finance tabling the budget.
It’s unlikely that for the
next three years or so we will have any budget boost because in real terms.
We might have the largest
budget compared to other departments or even half compared to other provinces
but in real terms you don’t see much of the increase because of the kingd of
challenges we have
Meanwhile MEC Mbombo says her
department is always tackling alcohol abuse in the province.
She added that overcrowding in
hospitals is a major concerns as most injuries can be treated in clinics rather
MEC Mbombo says there needs to
be a patient centred approach quality of care.
Most instances it has been
always centred around the health worker, It’s the nurse or the doctor focus but
now we want it to be a patient so that their experience form part of in terms
of the delivery of the health care.
Because most of them have
indicated the issue of staff attitude, the issue of some complaining about
dirty toilets, not only about the staff attitude.
So how do we provide a quality
care that a patient can feel satisfied with, Mbombo added.
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