“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.
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
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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