Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2016-17


“A Healthy Developed Society”


The Mpumalanga Department of Health is committed to improve the quality of health and well-being of all people of Mpumalanga by providing needs based, people cantered, equitable health care delivery system through an integrated network of health care services provided by a cadre of dedicated and well skilled health workers.

Core functions and responsibilities

  • The Department of Health is mandated to provide quality health services to the people of Mpumalanga and promote healthy lifestyle. The Vote currently has eight main divisions which consist of Administration, District Health Services, Emergency Medical Services, Provincial Hospital Services, Central Hospitals, Health sciences and training, Health Care Support and Health Facilities Management.

  • District Health Services is in the forefront of rendering comprehensive primary health care services to the community using the district health system model, where ideally the patient will start from the clinic to CHC to District hospital.

  • The department provides primary health care services are provided at various levels which include community-based level whereby Community Based Health Services are rendered in partnership with Non Profit Organisations (NPOs). Mobile services are rendered to remote areas with a view of improving access to health care services.

  • Emergency Medical Services provides Pre-hospital medical services, Inter-hospital transfers, Rescue and Planned Patient Transport to all inhabitants of Mpumalanga Province within the national norms of 15 minutes in urban areas and 40 minutes in rural areas.

  • Provincial Hospital Services renders secondary health services in regional hospitals and provides TB in specialized hospital services.

  • Central Hospitals render secondary and tertiary health care services and provides a platform for training of health care workers including research.

  • Health Care Support Service ensures the availability of pharmaceuticals and other ancillaries, rendering credible forensic health care which contributes meaningfully to the criminal justice system, the availability, use and upkeep of the appropriate health technologies and the provision of laundry services.

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